City Directories and History: 1958 and 1966 – Carl W. Howard
Built in the 1820’s by Joshua Goore, this house was a stage coach tavern known as Southwestern Hotel. In 1847 it was purchased by Mrs. Benjamin (Elizabeth Anne) Neely, who used several small out-buildings as boarding rooms for young ladies attending the local Female College. Mrs. Neely sold the property to Colonel W. H. McCorkle, Confederate veteran and for many years County Probate Judge. Colonel McCorkle planted the now-huge magnolia trees to mark the Secession of South Carolina to begin the Confederacy.
Businessman, B. Neely Moore, next acquired the house and later
sold it to Mr. Carl Howard. The Greek Revival facade on the front of the house is a later addition to the originally simple Georgian design. All the walls inside the structure are of solid brick. Local legend has it that his house was considered for set use as “Tara” in Gone With the Wind but was turned down because of the close proximity to the street and neighboring homes. [Courtesy of the Yorkville Historical Society – 2002]
DAGUERROTYPES T. D. Cory – Having taken rooms at the store-house formerly occupied by S. W. Jackson, opposite Goore’s Hotel, for the purpose of taking Daguerrotypes, beg leave respectfully to announce to the citizens of Yorkville and vicinity, that he is prepared to execute anything belonging to the PHOTOGRAPHIC art. All are invited to call and examine specimens at his rooms, where may be seen among other daguerrotypes — Governor MEANS, Governor KOSSUTH, President FILLMORE, and last, but not least, a likeness of the GIANT BOY.
-Yorkville Miscellany, April 10, 1852
Informative links: Georgian Architecture
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