“One of Edisto’s oldest and most interesting planter’s homes.”
City Directories and History: Susan Chisolm inherited the plantation from her father Dr. Robert Trail Chisholm around 1800. She married Oliver Hering Middleton, son of Governor Henry Middleton of Middleton Place. The Middleton’s apparently built the house in time to have a daughter born there in January 1830.
Unaltered since it was built, shortly before 1830, this two story wooden house has one-room wings attached over a raised brick basement laid in Flemish bond. Basement is arcaded, except in the area beneath the rear or water entrance. Plan of the dwelling is that of the Charleston single house in that the entire house is only one room deep. In the front, or land entrance, a small Tuscan colonnaded porch protrudes outward. The back porch, recessed into the house, is also colonnaded in the Tuscan order and extends the length of the main body of the house. All roofs are low and hipped. The front door is Palladian, as are the windows; but instead of a fan window above, there is a wide board with a wooden keystone. The lower roof extends from wing to wing across the top of the back porch, the framing of which makes the capitals of the columns. Listed in the National Register May 6, 1971.
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