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Grovewood, Richland County (S.C. Hwy. 769, Congaree)
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(Weston House) Grovewood is significant architecturally as one of the few remaining large antebellum plantation houses in lower Richland County. The date of the building’s construction is not clear and various elements appear to have been remodeled later. Family tradition holds that a one-story house was built ca. 1765 near the location of St. John’s Episcopal Church, moved to this location ca. 1835, and enlarged to its present size and style. However, another source indicates that the house was constructed by William Weston II ca. 1800 and that his son made numerous changes to the house. Architectural evidence suggests an early nineteenth century construction date; whether or not the house has an earlier core moved from another location is not known. Nails, other hardware, and building materials were made on the plantation, a blacksmith shop being located there. The building is of frame construction, with two stories over a stuccoed brick foundation, weatherboard siding, and a low hipped roof with a dentil cornice. Set in a grove of pecan trees, the property includes a frame kitchen and other outbuildings remaining from its active days as a plantation. Listed in the National Register March 27, 1986.

View the complete text of the nomination form for this National Register property. In addition, the Historic Resources of Lower Richland County, ca. 1795-ca. 1935 includes historical background information for this and other related National Register properties.

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