City Directories and History: The Jamie Bailey home also known as the Settlemyer House. The Settlemyer House is an excellent example of the Japanese influenced Bungalow design of the early 1920s. The house was built for Dr. J.T. Settlemyer in 1922 and in all likelihood was a mail order design from an architect or catalog home book, although the exact source has not been identified. This type of Bungalow design was also called an “Aeroplane” Bungalow and designs for these types of homes appear in issues of Bungalow Magazine as early as 1910. Few examples of this type of Bungalow were built in the Southeast and this is one of the best remaining examples in the state. Dr. Settlemyer was a Gaffney physician and son of S.L. Settlemyer, who was director of the Cherokee Savings Bank. Dr. Settlemyer had no children and the house changed hands several times until its acquisition by the present owners.
Courtesy of the SC Dept. of Archives and History
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