Thayer Cottage

Historic Property
Alternate Name:
Butler House
Street Address:
1205 Two Notch, Aiken, SC

Site Number:
Site Number:
2-10- 22 (86)
Date Surveyed:
Current Use:
Construction Method:
wood frame
Signficant Architectural Features:
2-story weatherboarded house. Gable roof. House has at least 2 chimneys, windows are double-hung sash. Symmetrical front (east elevation) has a monumental hexastvle portico, central entrance with double doors, fanlight and sidelights. OUTBUILDINGS:
Historical Information:
Mrs. Gladys Thayer purchased this house, the General M.C. Butler House from Paul Fostich in 1929. She had the house moved from Edgefield to Aiken by Mr. Bryan Hair and added new plumbing, electrical, and heating systems. Mrs. Thayer, who is said to have been listed among the 20 wealthiest women in the U.S., never lived in the house. After the kidnapping of the Lindburgh baby, Mrs. Thayer received threatening letters and was afraid she might be kidnapped. For several years, she moved frequently in order to avoid having anyone know where she was for any length of time.
Aiken - City - Winter Colony Historic Districts Survey, 1982
Archives Location:
Box 11, Series 108042, Survey of historic resources (county by county data on surface properties), circa 1971-2014

Related place
Aiken County