“Master mechanic, Mr. O. Trezevant Canady, builds this masterpiece as an antebellum showplace.”
City Directories and History: “Simon Verdier sold this property, Lot Number 10, to Seabrook B. T. Canady on August 6, 1845. The Canadys began construction of the story frame structure in 1848 with the intention of selling it Methodists for a parsonage. Paul Hamilton Fripp bought the house after the Methodists could not raise the money. The property has remained in the Fripp family ever since.
The structure rests on a raised brick foundation. The cornice of the and porch has a Greek key motif. Six square fluted posts support the which spans the facade of the five-bay-wide structure. The central entrance is flanked with sidelights and a rectangular transom. Windows are six (6/6) lights with exterior blinds.”
Information from: Historic Resources of the Lowcountry, The Lowcountry Council of Government, Cynthia C. Jenkins, Preservation Planner – Published, 1979
Begun in 1848, the house was constructed by O. Trezevant Canady, builder of several local houses, and purchased in 1863 by Paul Hamilton Fripp, whose family still owns it. The house is the oldest of three Walterboro houses with a distinctive Greek key frieze along a wide entablature, below a parapet roofline. The Greek key motif is repeated on the parapet of the Fripp House which masks a gabled roof, extends along the veranda, and continues around both sides of the house and around the front and side of a small wing projecting from the left rear corner of the building. The five-bay facade is symmetrical with a centered doorway with a four light transom flanked by two narrow lights, narrow sidelights, and a Greek Revival surround. The veranda has six square pillars with caps, and turned balusters. (SCDAH)
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