City Directories and History: The Paul Quattlebaum House is significant as an example of an early twentieth century remodeling of an early nineteenth century residence, reflecting contemporary prevailing fashion. The house is a one-and-one-half story, gambrel roofed, single clad frame residence. A ca. 1890 streetscape photograph depicts a one-room-deep, two-room wide, two-story gable end residence with a one-story shed roof porch on the site of this house. From stylistic evidence the pictured house appears to date from the early nineteenth century; it was this house which was remodeled in 1911 in the Dutch Colonial Revival style by Paul Quattlebaum to take its present configuration. The house follows an L-shaped plan and has a single exterior end chimney, which has been sealed, and rests on a brick pier and infill foundation. The façade is symmetrically composed and has three bays and a full-width one-story porch. Listed in the National Register August 5, 1986.
Also see his grave site at Find a Grave.
“Samuel Bell is known to have occupied this house when he moved to Conwayborough (Conway) around 1850. The house was bought by Paul Quattiebaum in the early 1900s and remodeled. Mr. Quattiebaum was State Senator from Horry County from 1935- 1944 and was the author of The Land Called Chicora, a book dealing with the early Spanish exploration along the Carolina coast in 1526.” Information from Conway’s Historical Trail Brochure – Revised by Ben Burroughs, 2011
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