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Price's Post Office, Spartanburg County (jct. of S.C. Sec. Rds. 86, 199, & 200, Moore vicinity)
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Price’s Post Office is the only example of its style in the South Carolina Piedmont, its gambrel roof profile being much more characteristic of the Central Atlantic states and parts of northern Virginia. The Georgian house dates from the late years of the eighteenth century or the first decade of the nineteenth century, and is an important symbol of the South Carolina frontier. It was built by Thomas Price, large landowner and entrepreneur who moved to the Spartanburg District in 1793 and operated a store and post office a few yards away from his house as part of a mercantile-postal-agrarian complex. The house is designed with a Dutch gambrel roof, the lower slope of which is unusually steep. Its construction is of Flemish bond brick with glazed headers and interior chimneys. The interior arrangement provided the ‘single house’ effect that had become popular in the low-country, houses of one-room thickness to improve air circulation during summer heat. The interior is wood-paneled, both walls and ceilings, with elegant moldings in its eight rooms. Connected to the back of the house is a two-room kitchen with an open ceiling and beaded beams. Listed in the National Register October 28, 1969.
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