South Carolina Department of Archives and History
National Register Properties in South Carolina

Manship Farmstead, Marlboro County (2601 Manship Rd., Tatum vicinity)

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Main House, Facade Main House, Right Oblique Main House, Left Oblique Main House, Rear Elevation Main House, Central Hall Stair, 1st Floor
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Main House, Central Hall, 2nd Floor Main House, Dining Room Mantel Carriage House Well House Cotton Warehouse
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1850 Barn, East Elevation Tobacco Barn 1910 Barn, West Elevation 1910 Barn, Interior, Windlass Tenant House

The Manship Farmstead is a collection of resources which are significant as an intact early twentieth century agricultural complex. The farmstead includes the main house, seven outbuildings (commissary/carriage house, warehouse, two barns, tobacco barn, tenant house, and well house), a farm bell, the Manship family cemetery, and associated historic rural landscape. The main house, constructed in 1906, is an example of early twentieth century concrete block construction. Purchased by Charles Manship in 1842, the property was passed down through the Manship men. A fire on the morning of April 16, 1906 destroyed the original dwelling and adjacent buildings on the property. Immediately thereafter, Julian Manship cut and planed the wood building materials for the replacement buildings. Forms were constructed for three different shapes of concrete blocks which were poured on site and from which the new house was built. The new commissary was built first and the family lived there until the house completed. The farm complex has remained in the same family for six generations. The Manship Farmstead is representative of a disappearing resource, and is significant as one of few intact rural agricultural complexes of its period in the Pee Dee region. Listed in the National Register June 4, 1997.

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