City Directories and History: “Major Wm. Harrison Mauldin built this imposing two-story frame residence in a beautifully executed Italianate style ca. 1875. Double piazzas feature square columns, turned balusters and segmental arches between the columns. The entablature is elegantly bracketed. An octagonal belvedere atop the hip roof has paneled shutters; the widows walk surrounding the belvedere had been removed (A Belvedere is a viewing tower on the top of a structure). The Mauldin House has four chimneys with corbel caps. Windows are two over two (2/2) lights with elaborately pedimented and scrolled frames. Venetian glass window panes in cobalt blue and cranberry red were brought to Hampton for the house from Seattle, Washington.
The five-bay facade is in the “ABCBA” configuration. Major Mauldin was a contributor to the construction of the courthouse and jail.
In 1891, Mauldin and Sons established the Hampton & Branchville Railroad, which they operated until 1919 when it was purchased by the Lightsey family.
Information from: Historic Resources of the Lowcountry, The Lowcountry Council of Government, Cynthia C. Jenkins, Preservation Planner – Published, 1979
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