City Directories and History: This house, circa 1800, is in the style of the transition period between Georgian and Federal architecture. It was used as a physician’s office by Dr. John McCae, one of Camden’s early doctors. The McCae House is a design not found in most parts of the region. [Courtesy of the Camden Tour Book]
Dr. John McCaa (1793-1859), a native of Camden, used this as his office in the early 19th century. It was moved to Historic Camden for preservation and originally was located near the historic Mill’s Court House on South Broad Street, Camden, S.C. Dr. McCaa’s father had once owned an early inn on Market street in circa 1794. This McCaa medical office was moved to the site in 1991 for preservation due to its’ extraordinary construction features remaining in this very early dwelling. It represent one of the transitional periods of technology between building frontier log dwellings and those of Camden’s gentry who would begin building magnificent architectural feats in as early as circa 1810.
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