City Directories and History: 1920 – J.C. Wallace
(Clough-Wallace House) The Meng House, significant as an excellent example of Greek Revival architecture, is also recognized as a landmark in the town of Union. The date of construction has traditionally been accepted as 1832 and Zachariah Herndon is credited as the builder and first owner of the structure. Four generations of the Meng family have since occupied this house. Prominent features include the two-story Doric porticos on the south and west facades and the tripartite windows in the center of each gable. Four stucco-over-brick columns support a Doric entablature composed of a well-defined triglyph, metope, and guttae motif. The only exterior addition is attached to the north façade. Two stories in height, the wing houses the kitchen with bathrooms above. A standing-seam terne metal roof covers the house. The Meng House is one of the few well-preserved Greek Revival structures remaining in Union. Listed in the National Register July 12, 1976. [Courtesy of the S.C. Dept. of Archives and History]
The home is reported to have been designed by John Pratt or either W.W. Jones for Zachariah Herndon.
*** Number is approximated.
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