208 South Boundary (north side of S. Boundary, between York & Fairfield), Aiken, SC
2-10- 111 (21)
September 16 1982
Signficant Architectural Features:
1 1/2-storv frame house, irregular in plan, covered with vinyl shingle siding (This house, had square wood shingles on side slopes of roof painted green and had silver shingles with weatherboard ext. walls. I believe the vinyl siding was put on the house within the last two years). Grambrel roof. House has at least 3 brick chimneys. Windows are double hung sash, 6/6 - shutters are 1/2 louvered, 1/2 paneled: Front (south elevation): asymmetrical; near center is the front entrance, a single door flanked on either side by rect, window; entrance is sheltered by a porch with pedimented gable roof supported by square wooden posts; to E of entrance on 1st floor are 4 windows, to W are 46/6 windows plus 1 French window. 9 second floor windows. E. side: obscured by vegetation. W. side: main section of house features 2 windows on each floor. Rear (n. side): two rear wings with gambrel roofs - one at east end, one in center. OUTBUILDINGS: one small frame bldg, behind house.
vinyl siding, etc.
a house on this lot was owned by the woodward or Chafee family; it was either demolished or extensively remodeled by P. D. Roberts of Philadelphia. Mr. Roberts was general counsel for the Pennsylvania Railroad and Mrs. Roberts an heir of the Diston Saw Company. According to Herman Hahn, Mrs. Roberts was one of few people in the U.S. that had an annual income of a million dollars. Yale Dolan is said to have owned the house from around 1915 to 1949. After his death, Mrs. Ambrose Clark bought the house. When Mrs. Clark died, Mr. and Mrs. William Walker Phelps (son of Mr. and Mrs. Sheffield Phelps) acquired the house at public auction.
Source of Historical Information:
Smith, H.W., Life and Sport in Aiken, p. 6; wood, An Aiken Scrapbook., v.i, p.8b
Aiken - City - Winter Colony Historic Districts Survey, 1982
Box 11, Series 108042, Survey of historic resources (county by county data on surface properties), circa 1971-2014