Dawkins, Judge Thomas House

Historic Property
Alternate Name:
"The Shrubs"
Street Address:
Dawkins Court, N of East Main St., Union SC (Union County)

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Date Surveyed:
March 2 2005
Construction Date:
circa 1845
Historic Use:
Current Use:
Vacant/Not In Use
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Exterior Walls Materials:
Vinyl Siding
Foundation Materials:
Brick Piers with Fill
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Roof Materials:
raised seam aluminum
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Signficant Architectural Features:
The home has nine-over-nine double hung sash windows, entry door (now removed and the opening covered in vinyl) had sidelights and a fanlight, one ell on the rear of the house. 04/23/1973
The building was converted to apartments for use by USC-Union. It is in very poor condition on the interior. A fire escape has been placed on the west façade, an addition has been placed on the rear of the house.
Historical Information:
The home was constructed for Judge Thomas M. Dawkins in 1845. "The Shrubs" was used for several days in February 1865 as Governor Andrew Magrath's headquarters for executing the affairs of state after the burning of Columbia by General Sherman. The home gained its name from the family home of Mary Poulton Dawkins, Judge Dawkins' wife, located outside of London, England.
Source of Historical Information:
Catawba Regional Planning Council. Historic Sites Survey, Union County. November 1976. pp. 38.
Quadrangle Name:
Union East

Related place
Union County