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C. E. Corley House, Lexington County (808 S. Lake Dr., Lexington)
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Built ca. 1895, the C.E. Corley House reveals influences of the Queen Anne style. The house is composed of a two-story, L-shaped main block with a single story ell on the rear. It has a gable roof and weatherboard siding. There is a one-story porch on the fašade in the turn of the “L.” The porch features a gabled and pedimented projecting porch entry, an attached gazebo under a conical wood shingled roof, and turned posts with brackets and turned balustrade. Other distinguishing features are a semicircular bay on the left of the first story, a twelve-inch wide baseboard circumscribing the house above the brick foundation, corbeled chimneys, and a flat scalloped cornice board on the gable ends. The nominated property includes three historic outbuildings: a smokehouse, woodshed, and tenant house, all frame with weatherboard siding and of the approximate age of the main house. The house was built by Charles Edward Corley, a prominent local builder. Corley was also a farmer and public official who served as county supervisor and magistrate. 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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