City Directories and History: This brick Colonial Revival home, near the rural community of Guthrie, S.C., was built prior to 1910 by Joseph Palmer Moore on the site of an earlier log structure known as the Old Lindsay Place. The house has a four over four floor plan “four square” and hipped roof with a front facing hipped roof extension.
Several outbuildings are also located on this site, the most prominent being the unique octagonal barn built in 1936 by Matthew Lewis Elder (the brother of J. P. Moore’s wife, Ollie Blanche Elder Moore). Each door in the barn leads into a separate stall and is considered a highly efficient manner in which to feed and house livestock. This barn and one above York on Highway #5 are the only documented octagonal barns having been built in York County. [Historical Properties of York County, SC – 1995]
Note on the attached map, of 1910 the J.P. Moore home shows on the Walker Map of York County, SC. (Top)
Informative link: Four Square Architecture
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