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The Dr. John Albert Gibert House is significant as an example of an elaborated upcountry I-House. The Gilbert house is particularly unusual since it was built immediately after the Civil War at the height of Reconstruction. Construction on this scale was uncommon since most local economies were considerably depressed. Stylistically the house exhibits the Greek Revival influence most common in the antebellum period. The house is a two-story, frame, weatherboard sheathed, extended I-House embellished with Greek Revival stylistic and decorative elements. These include the full-height portico supported by massive Doric order masonry columns, the central entrance with pilastered door surrounds, sidelights, and transom, and the interior mantels, door and window surrounds. The house contains two interior, rear-wall chimneys that have been stuccoed. There have been several additions to the side and rear elevations as a result of at least two major building campaigns. One contributing one-story frame outbuilding, originally a single dwelling, but which later served as a general store, is present on the property. Listed in the National Register May 27, 1993. [Courtesy of the SC Dept. of Archives and History]
Constructed in 1867, or earlier, this house was designed by architect, Williams Henry Jones and constructed by Pierre Moragne. It is however well documented that Mr. Jones also constructed additional houses and churches in the region.
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