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D. D. D. Barr House, Lexington County (off S.C. Hwy. 245, Batesburg vicinity)

The D.D.D. Barr House is a ca. 1883 one-story, frame, weatherboarded dwelling, which extends a ca. 1859 rear ell built by James Michael Barr. The ca. 1883 main core of the house has a hip roof covered with metal shingles. A hip-roofed porch with square wood posts and pilasters and a plain balustrade shelters three bays of the five-bay fašade. The bays consist of two nine-over-nine windows flanking a central entrance with transom and sidelights. Triangular window caps surmount door and windows on all elevations. All of the rooms on the interior except for the central hall have been substantially altered. Outbuildings include a twentieth century milk house. A restrained Greek Revival and Victorian era farmhouse, the D.D.D. Barr House illustrates the austerity of postbellum domestic and farm architecture in Lexington County by a family prominent in the Batesburg area. The farm was entered in 1978 as a Century Farm in being in continuous agricultural operation by the same family for 100 years or more by the Pendleton Historic and Recreational Commission. Listed in the National Register November 22, 1983.

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