City Directories and History: “Taking its name from the Gregorie family, who planted there from the late eighteenth century until the Civil War, the land was purchased by Bayard Dominick in 1927. Willis Irvin of Augusta, Georgia, designed and built the house for the Dominicks in 1928. J. S. Janney purchased the 3,400-acre plantation in the 1940’s.
The two-story brick residence has been altered and enlarged over the years. Five bays wide with exterior end chimneys, the house has six over six (6/6) light windows with exterior blinds. The east, or waterfront, facade has had a one-story porch added. The double piazzas on the west side were replaced by a two-story-high elliptical portico supported by eight round columns. A wing has been added to the south end which matches an original wing on the north side.
Situated on a bluff overlooking the Tullifinny River, the house is surrounded by large live oaks. Support buildings near the main house include stables, barns and the manager’s residence.”
Gregories Neck Plantation owned by Mrs. Alice Hoyt Dominick, is a hunting preserve of 3,400 acres. The Southern Colonial style house is in a setting of ancient oak trees, two of which are estimated to be over 700 years old. The estate overlooks the Tullifinny River. In Revolutionary days the plantation was owned by the Graemes; then it passed to the Gregorie family; now it is in the hands of Mrs. Dominick.
(Information from: Names in South Carolina by C.H. Neuffer, Published by the S.C. Dept. of English, USC)
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