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China Grove, Georgetown County (Union Crossroads vicinity)

China Grove is architecturally significant as a surviving representative of the typical South Carolina farmhouse form in rural Georgetown County. It takes its name from the Old China Grove area of the county in which it is situated. The central hall plan, with rooms to either side, a stair in the hall, and windows located centrally in the walls of their respective rooms, are integral to the type. Its exact building date is unknown, but architectural analysis and historical research suggest a construction date of ca. 1830-1835, making its probable builder James Snow III. China Grove is a two-story frame house situated on brick pier foundations. It has a one-story shed porch with six freestanding pillars and plain balustrade. The siding is weatherboard, with flush board on the first story fašade. The entrance has sidelights and a transom framing the door; this door surround, as well as the interior door surrounds and the mantels, are decorated with a consistent pattern of staggered vertical lines, or reeding. The rear elevation has a 1948 one-story shed porch addition with freestanding pillars built to resemble the front porch except that it is screened and has exposed rafter ends. Listed in the National Register March 25, 1982. China Grove has since burned. Removed from the National Register March 15, 2000.

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