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Myrtle Moor, Sumter County
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Myrtle Moor Plantation House is a large two-story frame house located in the Salem Black River area of Sumter County. The house is an outstanding example of a rural farmhouse embellished with vernacular interpretations of the Federal and Greek Revival modes. Structural evidence, historical research, and local tradition place Myrtle Moor’s date of construction ca. 1825-1840. The light, symmetrical proportions, and the interior and exterior sidelights and fanlights represent the influence of the Federal style. The significant elaborate carving of the mantels and exterior cornice with their courses of guilloche, banderole, Greek key and other fretwork, reeding and fluting, exemplify the use of classical motifs to convey the Greek Revival style. The house is L-shaped in plan, with a one-story shed roofed kitchen opposite the rear ell. There is a one-story full fašade shed roof porch supported by six chamfered wooden posts which extend out beyond the porch floor to brick bases at grade. Myrtle Moor is the finest known example in Sumter County of the incorporation of these academic architectural styles in a backcountry farmhouse. Contributing outbuildings, all framed, on the property include a commissary, a barn, and a speculated servant’s quarters/kitchen. Listed in the National Register January 11, 1983.
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