A splendid example of Upcountry architecture with a local flair – “the Lindsay Style”
City Directories and History: (ca. 1840): Two-story, rectangular residence. Projecting, two-story pedimented portico is supported by four pillars. A central single door entrance has multi-paned sidelights, fluted molding, and comer blocks. Second story has central single doorway with side lights, fluted molding, and corner blocks, opening onto a small balcony with a decorative railing of the “Lindsay style.” Attributed to local builder James Lindsay. Boxed cornice have sawn brackets. (SCDAH)
Roots and Recall’s S.C. Artisans Database list one James Lindsay, age 33, from Newberry, S.C. working as a carpenter. This is clearly not the individual who built the “Lindsay style homes ” in Abbeville County. Rather, it is James Lindsay, age 47, census of 1850 who was the builder of this and many other buildings in Due West. (Courtesy of James Gettys – 2018)
The Abbeville Press and Banner also states that A.W. Clarkson was involved in working on the house in the period of 1881. See link this page to the Clarkson page on R&R.
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