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Oakhurst, Newberry County (2723 Main St., Newberry)
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Oakhurst is a two-story brick private residence built circa 1893 to 1895 by Budd Cade Matthews and Clara Crotwell Matthews on the site of an earlier dwelling. Designed by the firm of Niernsee and La Motte of Columbia, the house reflects both the Queen Anne and Italianate influences. It is the only house in Newberry known to have been designed by the Niernsee firm and is the only identified brick dwelling in the Midlands region of the state which features the Queen Anne style. Among the outstanding architectural features of the house are its three-story turret with shingled tent roof, encircling veranda, arched entryway and stair hall. Oakhurst is also notable for its extant collection of original dependencies, which include a brick privy, brick milk house, frame stable, combination wood/hen house, and well. Budd Cade Matthews was a prominent Newberry banker, businessman and civic leader. Matthews founded the B.C. Matthews Brick Manufacturing Company and the Matthews and Cannon Mercantile Firm. He served as president of the Newberry Chamber of Commerce, and as a director of both the Newberry Cotton Mills and the Newberry Hospital Association. In addition, Budd Cade Matthews owned large farming interests. Listed in the National Register April 24, 1979. It has since been demolished. Removed from the National Register December 8, 2005.

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