• 1500 Pointsett Highway


Historic Property
Alternate Name:
Street Address:
1500 Pointsett Highway, Greenville, South Carolina (Greenville County)

Site Number:
Date Surveyed:
circa 1981;circa 1975
Construction Date:
circa 1845
Historic Use:
Current Use:
Number of Stories:
Foundation Materials:
Roof Shape:
Roof Materials:
Standing Seam
Signficant Architectural Features:
Front facade of this 2-story frame structure features four 9/9 Palladian derived windows and a three bay entrance porch. Placed on a low foundation, the four, square, porch columns rise two stories to a low pitched pediment. Columns display unusual entasis. The front door is framed by sidelights and fanlight--a door treatment that is repeated in the entrance to the second floor balcony directly above. The forward portion of the left facade features an exterior chimney rising between four 9/9 lights. The left facade continues to the rear in a wing with two 9/9 lights and one 6 light window on the first floor and three 9/6 lights on the second floor. A three bay, one story side porch with square columns extends from this facade. Above the porch a window has been converted into an exhaust fan unit. The low pitched roof of this wing is broken by a single interior chimney. Rear facade reveals certain alterations that have been necessary to adapt structure to contemporary living--these include the enclosure of a rear porch and the addition of two bathrooms. Cherrydale's right facade features an exterior chimney rising between four 9/9 lights. Right facade is characterized by recessed wing. ;2 story frame - Monumental portico - square tapered columns and pilasters. Tripart windows. Central doorway with multi-pane transom, sidelights, and corner lights. Pedimented portico.
Enclosure of rear porch;Addition of two bathrooms
Historical Information:
James Clement Furman served as head of Furman from 1852-1879. During the War Between the States, the school closed and Furman taught at Greenville Female Academy. When the college reopened in 1866, Furman took over as president and remained in that position until 1879. After retirement as president, James Furman continued to teach and preach. He also served as associate editor of the Baptist Courier.
The Historic Resources of Greenville, SC (1981)
Archives Location:
Box 7, Series 108042, Survey of historic resources (county by county data on surface properties), circa 1971-2014