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Cherrydale, Greenville County (1500 Poinsett Hwy., Greenville)
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Cherrydale is significant both as an example of Greek Revival architecture and as the home of James Clement Furman, a Baptist preacher active in educational and political affairs in South Carolina during the mid-nineteenth century. The actual construction date for Cherrydale is not known although it is traditionally believed that the house was built in the 1840s by George Washington Green. In 1857 James Furman bought the property from Green and lived at Cherrydale until his death in 1891. Cherrydale illustrates the popularity of the Greek Revival architectural influence of the first half of the nineteenth century. The sense of balance and proportion of the fašade, the Palladian derived front windows, the lines of the three-bay portico, and the unusual entasis are all noteworthy features of the two-story frame structure. James Furman served as head of Furman University from 1852-1879. Furman also served as one of Greenville District’s representatives at the Secession Convention of 1860. Listed in the National Register June 17, 1976. Cherrydale has since been moved. Removed from the National Register December 8, 2005.

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