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Gamble House, Williamsburg County (S.C. Hwy. 502, Nesmith vicinity)

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The Gamble House is an unusual, in terms of design and construction, small wooden building set upon brick piers. The overall appearance is not indicative of farmhouses of the area and therefore presents a rather unique quality. Although historical research has not revealed its construction date, the Gamble House appears to date from at least the early nineteenth century, with a central two-story core of the house being the earliest portion. At a later, but still early date, the house appears to have been enlarged to the right and left by the addition of small one-story wings. Throughout the building wide-board floors, strap and ‘H-L’ hinges and board and batten doors are notable and add to the integrity of the building. A small one-story porch extends across the center portion of the front fašade. The steeply pitched gable roof is covered by tin. The house is closely associated with the Gamble family which has been historically involved in the agricultural life of the community. Listed in the National Register December 8, 1978.

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