Adam Winthrop Polo Field

Historic Property
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Street Address:
Corner of Sumter St. SE and Grace Ave. SE, Aiken, SC (Aiken County)

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Date Surveyed:
January 5 2010
Construction Date:
1920 – 1930
Historic Use:
Recreation & Culture
Current Use:
Recreation & Culture
National Register Determination:
contributes to listed district;
Signficant Architectural Features:
Open field associated with exercising horses and playing polo.; surrounded by mixture of hardwood trees and evergreen shrubs.. Winter Colony Historic District 1
Historical Information:
Corner of Grace Avenue and Sumter Street_x000D_ In the 1920s, W. Averill Harriman, Governor of New York, owned the entire block bounded by Sumter, Mead, Grace and Marion streets. In the 1930s, F. Ambrose Clark exercised his thoroughbred racehorses on this field. Adam Winthrop purchased the field in 1960 to use as a polo field. In 1998, the Aiken County Open Land Trust purchased the field to be used as a multi-equestrian area and continues to manage the controlled use of the property, still known as the Adam Winthrop Polo Field.
Source of Historical Information:
City of Aiken Historic Resources Survey, Aiken County, South Carolina. May 2010
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Related places
Aiken County