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John Jacob Hite Farm, Lexington County (Address Restricted)
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Facade Right Elevation 1920's Frame
1920's Log
1900 Corn Crib

The John Jacob Hite Farmhouse, reputed to have been built ca. 1870, is a one-story, weatherboarded frame cottage with a gable roof. The house is an intact example of a type of farmhouse that was very common in Lexington Country between ca. 1840 and ca. 1870. This farmhouse is the only one of its type that retains its outbuildings. The complex includes a corncrib (ca. 1900), two log barns (ca. 1920), and one frame barn (ca. 1920). The house and outbuildings are roofed with standing seam metal. The house was moved ca. 1900 to the present site from a location some 500 yards southeast. Shed extensions of the main roof shelter rear shed rooms and a front porch. An enclosed front roof on the left and a porch on the right distinguish the fašade. The porch shelters the main entrance. An open central breezeway connects the house to the kitchen. Both dwelling and kitchen have an exterior end chimney with a fieldstone base on the east elevation and rest on a foundation of wood blocks. Listed in the National Register November 22, 1983.

View the complete text of the nomination form for this National Register property. In addition, the Historic Resources of Lexington County includes historical background information for this and other related National Register properties.

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