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Hartley House, Lexington County (305 E. Columbia Ave., Batesburg)
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(Bond-Bates-Hartley House) The Hartley House is a two-and-one-half story weatherboard residence, with a central two-story portico, a closed brick foundation, and a gable roof. Architecturally the house is a typical upcountry farmhouse, with a portico adapted from the Greek Revival style. It is believed to be the oldest house in Batesburg. The house was given its present form ca. 1830; it may represent the extensive rebuilding of an earlier house. The house has two interior brick chimneys. The portico is supported by two square wooden pillars set outside a pair of smaller pillars. The central doorways on the first and second floors have vertically paned transoms and sidelights. According to local tradition, the house served as a stagecoach stop and post office prior to the founding of Batesburg. Wade Hampton’s Red Shirts reportedly held political meetings at this house. The house also served as Batesburg’s first masonic hall. Listed in the National Register July 9, 1982.

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