Rock Springs Farm
1794 Ridgeway Rd
November 30 2001
Historic Core Shape:
Number of Stories:
Exterior Walls Materials:
Brick Piers with Fill
raised seam metal
Signficant Architectural Features:
I-house with exterior chimneys and rear ell with two story porch, small rear addition, small side shed roof addition. Porch façade is full height with deticualted molding; square columns for porch supports. Brick exterior chimney on North-side has glazed brick in a diamond pattern, chimney foundation is stone. House sits on a rise, accessed by curving dirt road, mature pecan trees on driveway.
Porch added, replacement windows and door, weatherboard was replaced (current weatherboard sawn on site), replacement chimney on South elevation. Original porch (two story with mill work) was destroyed by Hurricane Hugo.
The Team family purchased property in 1803 from Henry H. Horn. James and Martha Wood Team were the first in the family to reside in the I-house. The property was known as Rock Springs Farm, was home to the Team-Getty family for the 19th and 20th centuries. The farm includesan I-house, outbuildings, slave quarter remnants, an 1874 residence, a saw mill, historic cemetery, and concrete silo. Rock Springs creamery, a dairy operation, was established here by N.P. Gettys. Slave cemetery located behind Resource 1412.01.
Source of Historical Information:
Mrs. Patsy Watson, current owner