City Directories and History: The Presbyterian congregation on Edisto Island is one of the oldest in South Carolina, dating from about 1710. The Presbyterian Manse on Edisto
Island, a two-and-a-half story, wooden building with full brick basement, has been altered little since it was built in the late 1700s (ca.1790). Entrance is via small, straight stairs which lead to a wide shed-roof porch which extends the full length of the building and continues around the east side. The porch has square posts to which railings are attached horizontally. The façade below the porch roof consists of a central door with four pane transom above. The door is flanked by four 9 over 9 sash windows, two to a side. The four windows on the second floor level are located directly above the first floor windows. Two overhanging dormer windows, set in a medium gable roof, are placed in front of matching chimneys. The manse’s severe simplicity is very much in keeping with the general idea of a Presbyterian manse. Listed in the National Register May 14, 1971. [Courtesy of the SC Dept. of Archives and History]
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