City Directories and History: The W.H. Winborne House, constructed ca. 1925, is a brick one-and-one half story, rectangular plan, cross-gable roofed bungalow-craftsman style residence. It features built in cabinet work, decorative mantels, and interior and exterior furniture made by W.H. Winborne, a woodworking and furniture craftsman who owned and operated a lumber company in Conway. The façade is dominated by a broad peaked gable with knee-braces over an integral porch which wraps three elevations. Tapering, paired, square posts have brick-pier bases and slot balustrades. The paired porch posts support a horizontal board entablature. The gable end is shingle-sheathed and ahs the tripartite window motif as in the façade gable. Wallace Henry Winborne came to Conway in 1906 from North Carolina and worked with the Burroughs Lumber Company, which he subsequently purchased and named the W.H. Winborne Lumber Company. He built this residence ca. 1925, about the time of his retirement and lived here until his death in 1947. The house is one of the finest bungalow style residences in Conway. Winborne also designed Conway’s town clock, completed in 1939 and built from local cypress. Listed in the National Register August 5, 1986. [Courtesy of the SC Dept. of Archives and History]
View the complete text of the nomination form for this National Register property. In addition, the Historic Resources of Conway, ca. 1850-ca. 1930 includes historical background information for this and other related National Register properties.
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“Mr. W. H. Winborne, local wood craftsman, constructed this bungalow style house, typical of those built in Conway in the early 1900s. The interior woodwork in the home is outstanding, with much oak and cherry detailing. For many years it was the home of the T. B. Cooper family.” Information from Conway’s Historical Trail Brochure – Revised by Ben Burroughs, 2011
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