City Directories and History: This was the home of local Camden attorney, Mr.William Zachariah Leitner, who had moved to Camden from Winnsboro, SC, following the Civil War to read law. He married Ann Dunlap of Camden. Her father was the Master in Equity for Camden. It has been reported that he is mentioned in the Diary From Dixie and that some of his correspondence is housed at the Camden Archives and Museum.
According to deeds, the property belonged to Mrs. S.A. Gamewell in 1852 and was built by she and her husband John N. Gamewell but was sold to Leitner for $3,500. in Dec. of 1865 (other records show it was 1871) and remained in the Leitner family until Annie D. Leitner sold it in 1903 to the Camden School District #1 for $5,000. It served as a high school until 1919. After using it as the Camden High School, the house returned to residential use and following a fire, it was heavily remodeled to create a 1930’s look totally removed from that of the historic Gamewell-Leitner home.
For additional modern views of this dwelling see 1315 Monument Square.
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