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Henry Lybrand Farm, Lexington County (Address Restricted)
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Facade Left Elevation
Rear Ell
Gin House
Cook's House
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Wash House
Log Barns
Corncrib and

The Henry Lybrand Farm is a rare, nearly intact example of a nineteenth century Lexington County farmstead. The house, which according to tradition was constructed by Henry Lybrand, is the best preserved antebellum farmhouse in the Lower Dutch Fork. The house, reputed to have been constructed ca. 1835, is a two-story, rectangular, weatherboarded frame building with a gable roof, exterior end chimneys, and shed rooms on the rear. The roof has a boxed cornice and is covered with standing seam metal. A one-story shed-roofed porch on the fašade is supported by square wood posts connected by a horizontal-railed balustrade. A one-story rear ell with a side porch was constructed ca. 1900. The farm also retains, from the 1830s, across the road from the dwelling, the only intact cotton gin house left in the county. The end-gabled, rectangular, weatherboarded gin house contains a press but original wheels have been removed. Other remaining outbuildings are weatherboarded with metal-covered gable roofs and appear to date from the construction date of the home until ca. 1870. They include a cook’s house, a small wash house, a smokehouse, a log barn, a two-story log barn, a corncrib, and a granary. Listed in the National Register November 22, 1983.

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