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John Jacob Rawl House, Lexington County (Line St., Batesburg)
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Built ca. 1900, this one-story frame Victorian dwelling is distinguished by its elaborate carpenter’s ornamentation. The fašade features a porch with rounded corners, turned balusters, and bracketed, turned posts that have an elaborate spindle frieze. Two polygonal bays with gable roofs project from the house, behind the porch. A third gable is centered above the entrance. The fašade, beneath the porch, is sheathed with diagonal beaded boards. The house has a brick pier foundation and a gable roof, sheathed in standing seam metal. The interior of the house continues the diagonal wall sheathing. The central hall is barrel vaulted, with the wall boarding continued through the ceiling. The diagonal beaded boarding is unique to the area. J.J. Rawl was a prominent merchant and sawmill operator in Batesburg. Listed in the National Register July 6, 1982.

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