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Stevens-Dorn Farmstead, Saluda County (near junction of S.C. Sec. Rd. 156 & U.S. Hwy. 178)

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Main House, Facade and Left Oblique Main House, Right Elevation Main House, Rear Elevation Main House, Original Structure, Facade and Left Oblique Main House, Original Structure, Left and Rear Elevation
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Wood Shed Corn Crib Barn Well Shed and Main House, Left Elevation Main House, Floor Plan
Stevens-Dorn Farmstead, Site Plan

The Stevens-Dorn Farmstead is representative of the simplistic construction methods and lifestyle of rural families in upstate South Carolina in the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries. The 71.5 acre tract of land is a part of an original 201 acre tract held and used by four generations of the same family for at least 131 years and offers an intact collection of vernacular farm buildings forming the core of an early rural agricultural complex. The house is a one-story rectangular form, one-and-one-half room style building with three major front doors and one minor front door. The roof is a gable extended roof of tin, ca. 1933, originally wooden shingles. The walls are weatherboard and the foundation is of stone, wood and brick piers. Three chimneys serve the house; one interior end, one central, and one exterior end. Construction of the house was accomplished in three different, yet date unrecorded, phases. All three phases likely occurred between ca. 1880 and ca. 1900. Contributing outbuildings include a woodshed/buggy house, smokehouse, corn crib, barn, all ca. 1880, and three brooder houses ca. 1945. Listed in the National Register July 25, 1997.

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