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Thomas English House, Kershaw County (S.C. Sec. Rd. 92, Camden vicinity)
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Facade Right Oblique Right Elevation Rear Elevation Left Elevation
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East Bedroom
West Bedroom
Central Hall
and Main Entrance
Doorway to
Living Room

(Murchison House) The Thomas English House is significant as an excellent example of a simple Federal farmhouse and for its association with Thomas English, a local painter, millwright, and cabinetmaker. The house is of a simple design with no ornamentation, and its basic form remains unchanged. The house was built sometime around 1800 by English and the property remained in the family until the close of the Civil War. The house, although it has been moved, retains its original floor plan and historic architectural integrity. The house is a two-story, five-bay, hip-roofed, frame and beaded weatherboard Federal farmhouse, or I-House, set on brick piers connected by a recessed, stucco-covered, concrete block curtain wall. The north fašade features a one-story, full-length, hip-roofed porch with an enclosed room at the east end. The south elevation has a similar hipped-roof wing with enclosed rooms at both the east and west ends. The house features two interior-end chimneys with corbelled caps and plaster necking. The interior features hand-planed, tongue-and-groove, painted planks on the walls and ceilings, with plain baseboard and chair rail throughout. Listed in the National Register July 22, 1993.

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