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McKendree Mitchell House, Lexington County (300 Saluda Ave., Batesburg)
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Constructed in 1873 by prominent Batesburg farmer McKendree Mitchell, this one and one-half story Greek Revival cottage is of weatherboard, under a gabled roof, with a projecting central porch. Four evenly spaced wood pillars with panels support the gabled portico, which features returns and a central tripartite window. A turned balustrade connects the porch pillars with matching pilasters. Four six-over-six windows flank the central double door, which is enframed by square paned sidelights and transom. Corbeled chimneys straddle the composition roof ridge. The house foundation is closed brick. A cast iron front stair entrance rail and modern right rear addition constructed in 1960 are the only alterations to the original residence. This house is a well preserved late rendition of the vernacular Greek Revival cottage popular in the area during the antebellum period. Listed in the National Register July 6, 1982.

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