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McWhirter House, Union County (415 Pacolet St., Jonesville)
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Facade Right Oblique Left Oblique Left Elevation Rear Elevation
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Right Rear Oblique Right Elevation Facade
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Main Entrance
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Interior
Foyer
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Central Hall
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Newel Post
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Living Room
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Patterned
Hardwood Floor
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Balustrade
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Hall
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Dining Room
Mantel
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Bedroom Mantel

The McWhirter House is an excellent example of early twentieth century Neo-Classical residential architecture. Built by Mrs. Hattie Fripp McWhirter in 1909, the house is also significant for its association with the McWhirter family who contributed greatly to the economic, social and civic life of Jonesville during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The design of the house is attributed to Joseph Cunningham of Greenville, South Carolina, who was previously employed by J.E. Sirrine prior to becoming a principal architect in the firm of Cunningham and Cunningham. The design possesses many of the distinguishing characteristics of the Neo-Classical style. The front fašade of the house is dominated by a full-height porch supported by classical columns. It is symmetrically balanced with side porches accented with classical detailing. The opulent interior has a dramatic entry foyer with hardwood floors inlaid with an intricate Greek key pattern. The foyer has ornate wainscoting and mahogany Ionic columns adjacent to beveled mirrors that provide partial separation from the foyer and the rest of the central hall. The design and craftsmanship convey an image of affluence and prominence associated with the McWhirter family at the time. Listed in the National Register April 18, 2003.

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