Belfast

Historic Property
Alternate Name:
[unknown]
Street Address:
SC 56, W side, approx. 1/4 mi. S of int. w/ SC 560

Site Number:
2058
Control Number:
U/59/2058
Date Surveyed:
October 2 2002
Category:
Building
Construction Date:
circa 1785
Historic Use:
Residential/Domestic
Current Use:
Unknown
Historic Core Shape:
L
Number of Stories:
2
Construction Method:
masonry
Exterior Walls Materials:
Brick
Foundation Materials:
Not Visible
Roof Shape:
gable, lateral
Roof Materials:
raised seam metal
Porch Width:
fa├žade
Porch Shape:
gable
National Register Determination:
eligible
Signficant Architectural Features:
The home has nine over nine windows, two exterior end chimneys, monumental gable porch supported by vinyl fluted columns with pilasters at the intersection with the home, fanlight above the main entry, rear ell, and several associated outbuildings. The home sits in the Belfast Demonstration Forest run by the park service.
Alterations:
The porch has been altered with the addition of a concrete porch floor and replacement porch supports.
Historical Information:
Home of Captain William Simpson, grandfather of South Carolina governor W.D. Simpson, who named it after his native home of Belfast, Ireland. The brick used to construct the home was made in Ireland. After its construction, Belfast housed the only post office between Laurens and Newberry.
Source of Historical Information:
Historical Map of Laurens Co., Sullivan Dunklin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Bolick, Julian. A Laurens County Sketchbook. 1973. P. 69-70.
Quadrangle Name:
Bush River