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Folk-Holloway House, Newberry County (Holloway St., Pomaria)
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The Folk-Holloway House is an important example of a common southern house type, the “I-House,” (a two-story, single pile dwelling with a central hall plan and one-story rear shed rooms) with regional features such as the recessed front porch deck and freestanding columns (a rain or “Carolina” type porch). The house was built ca. 1835 for John Adam Folk (1799-1855), a prominent local businessman and farmer. Atypical features include the triple entry and exterior wainscoting. The building is of pegged wood construction sheathed in wood clapboard. The lateral gable roof is covered with a standing seam metal roof. Though relatively plain, the house’s detailing exhibits characteristics of both the Federal and Greek Revival movements. The porch’s transitional Federal-Greek Revival wainscoting indicates its usage as an outdoor room and denotes the economic ability of the owner to achieve the finest detailing. The interior wood graining and imported hardware are indicative of the same level of sophistication. The intact original mantelpieces are of a very simple vernacular Federal design. Listed in the National Register July 30, 1992.

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