“A well-proportioned classic Upcountry antebellum raised cottage house.”
City Directories and History: 1958 – J.W. Gaulden, 1966 – Vacant
This house was built around 1853 for Judge Isaac D. Witherspoon, and given to his son I.D. Witherspoon, Jr., who later became Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina. Originally, the brick kitchen between this and his father’s house (#56) was used jointly. Dr. M. W. Walker, a well-known Yorkville dentist, then occupied the house until the turn of the century. The house was restored by Joe Rainey who operated an antique shop here during the early 1980’s. [Courtesy of the Yorkville Historical Society – 2002]
Col. Isaac Donnom Witherspoon, of Yorkville, S. C., died on July 20, 1858. He had represented York District in the South Carolina House of Representatives and in the South Carolina Senate from 1840 to 1856. In 1842 he was elected lieutenant governor of South Carolina. A highly respected public figure and a noted Presbyterian, Colonel Witherspoon was married to Ann T. K. Reid of Union District. They left a numerous progeny. His death called forth widespread grief among his constituents.
*** Note that this location is listed as #39 on the 1910 Sanborn Map.
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