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Stokes-Mayfield House, York County (353 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill)
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The Stokes-Mayfield House is a two-story, frame residence designed by architect Julian Starr and constructed by contractor A. E. Holler in 1907. The house is locally significant as one of the few houses remaining in Rock Hill that closely represents Neo-Classical design. It was constructed for Dr. James Richmond Stokes, a Rock Hill dentist, and his wife, Addie. The area on Oakland Avenue around Winthrop College contained many prominent houses similar to the Stokes-Mayfield house that reflected the prosperity of its residents and the growth of Rock Hill during the early years of the twentieth century. As the area developed in subsequent years, most of these houses were replaced with smaller, more modern houses and business offices. Starr designed numerous other residences in the area, many that featured monumental porticos such as the one at the Stokes-Mayfield House. The house features a two-story tetrastyle Corinthian pedimented portico, a central entrance with transom and sidelights, porches on the northwest and southeast elevations, and a balcony with decorative iron brackets above the front door. The house has been sheathed in vinyl siding. The cross-gabled roof is covered in slate. Each gable has a fanlight and a raking denticulated cornice. An unusual feature of the interior is a bell system powered by dry cell batteries, which was used to call servants to different parts of the house. Listed in the National Register May 17, 1984.
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