902 Magnolia St. SE, Aiken, SC (Aiken County)
January 7 2010
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Architect or Builder:
Willis Irvin, architect
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National Register Determination:
Signficant Architectural Features:
Georgian Revival residence; 2 projecting wings; boxed cornice; block modillions; round vents; Doric pilasters at the corners; pedimented Doric portico sheltering a central entrance with a semicircular fanlight and sidelights; Doric entablature extends across the central section; orig. 6/6 windows with elaborate dentilled hoods.. Prev. SHPO NO. 757
Whitehall was constructed ca. 1928 for Colonel Robert McCormick, one of the owners of the Chicago Tribune. The house was designed by Willis Irvin of Augusta, who won a Gold Medal for Domestic Work at the 1929 Southern Architectural Exhibition with its design. It is believed that some of the ornate interior woodwork came form the home of John C. Calhoun’s daughter. Whitehall gets its name form the old Whitehall estate on the ruins of which this house was constructed. Whitehall is a one-story, brick, U-shaped, Georgian Revival residence. Each of the three sections has a gabled roof. The two projecting wings are pedimented and have a boxed cornice with block modillions, round vents and Doric pilasters at the corners. The central section features a pedimented Doric portico sheltering a central entrance with a semicircular fanlight and sidelights. A Doric entablature extends across the central section. Fenestration is regular six over six with dentiled architraves. Listed in the National Register November 27, 1984.
Source of Historical Information:
“Whitehall” [Online]; available from http://www.nationalregister.sc.gov/aiken/S10817702023/index.htm; Internet. Accessed April 26, 2010.
City of Aiken Historic Resources Survey, Aiken County, South Carolina. May 2010