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“United States Senator E. H. Elmore built this two-story frame house on a raised brick foundation around 1823. The Federal Period house has a gable roof with a one-story verandah wrapping around two sides. Twelve round columns with a simple balustrade support the porch roof. The central entrance has a semi-elliptical transom and sidelights to the floor. A glassed-in breezeway connects the one-story kitchen ell to the main house.
The house has been in the Henderson family since 1838 when it was bought by Daniel Sullivan Henderson. The house is located in downtown Walterboro and is surrounded by several acres of woodlands. Adjacent to the main house is a one-story frame cottage built by Daniel Henderson ca. 1880 and redesigned in 1925 by Alexander Henderson. Daniel used the original three-room structure as a law office. Miss Sallie Henderson taught school in the building after her brother’s death. Alexander Henderson added several rooms and the front porch when he converted it to a residence.”
Information from: Historic Resources of the Lowcountry, The Lowcountry Council of Government, Cynthia C. Jenkins, Preservation Planner – Published, 1979
A two story weather boarded residence built ca. 1821 for the Honorable F. H. Elmore, U.S. Senator. The building has a brick basement and a one story shed roofed veranda, supported by Tuscan colonnettes. The building has a five bay facade and a standing seam metal roof. The centered entrance has an elliptical fanlight and full length sidelights. (SCDAH)
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