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Still Hopes, Lexington County (7th St., Cayce)
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Facade Left Oblique Left Oblique
1977 addition Main Entrance

(G.A. Guignard House) Still Hopes, built in 1910, is a two-story, brick, Georgian Revival mansion with a truncated hip roof. The fašade features a two-story, flat roofed portico with dentils that is supported by paired Ionic columns. Behind the portico, a one-story, wraparound porch is ornamented with a full entablature, colonettes, and a plain balustrade. The entrances have leaded glass transoms and sidelights. The first story door has leaded glass lights. Other exterior features include quoining and interior corbeled chimneys. In 1977 a second floor pavillion extension and a large, rectangular, two-story addition were constructed at the rear of the house in a renovation to convert the mansion for use as an Episcopal retirement home. Designed by Columbia architect George Waring with George Seastrunk as contractor, the house was built as a residence for Gabriel Alexander Guignard (1860-1926). It was at the time of its construction the largest residence ever built in the county. The red brick for construction was manufactured by Guignard Brick Works. Historically, Guignard and his family figured substantially in service to the community and state in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Listed in the National Register November 22, 1983.

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