City Directories and History: Built shortly before 1850 in the “mosquito cottage” style, this house varies somewhat by the long, wide veranda extending across the full front of the home, which is covered by the graceful overhanging gable. [Courtesy of the Chamber of Commerce]
Built in the 1840’s, or earlier by perhaps James B. McCants. The home was sold at a master’s in equity sale November 6, 1849 to James and Richard Cathcart who owned much of the property on this block. In 1867 they sold it to Dr. J. R. McMaster. Later occupied by Tom McMaster and his sister and her husband, a Mr. and Mrs. (J.E.) Coan, local cotton buyers. T.P. Bryson became the next owner. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brice bought the house from the Coan estate in the mid-nineteen fifties. They reared two children, Bobby and Sarah Wallace and lived the rest of their lives here. Mrs. Brice (Caroline Arnette) was a leader in historic preservation and helped realize the acquisition of the Fairfield County Museum. Her decoration and collecting of the furnishings are noteworthy.
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Swearingen bought the house from Bobby Brice in the late 1970’s and are proud owners of the house.
Click on the More Information > link to find additional data – A Fairfield County Sketchbook, by J.S. Bolick, 2000 (Courtesy of the FCHS)
Informative link: National Register
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