H. D. Free House

Historic Property
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Street Address:
613 E. Railroad Avenue, Bamberg, SC

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Date Surveyed:
August 3 1979
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Signficant Architectural Features:
1 story brick bungalow, irregular in plan. Gable roof with exposed rafters. 2 interior chimneys are visible from Railroad Ave. Exterior walls are Flemish bond with alternating rowlocks and shiners. Front: asymmetrical; 2 gable ends facing Railroad Ave. have exposed purlins and diagonal brackets and are stucco; the lower gable on the right contains a diamond-shaped vent; jack arches with keystones of contrasting material over doorway and mullion sash windows. A porch, which features elliptical arches and brick piers, wraps around the SW corner of the building. OUTBUILDINGS: garage to rear of property
Historical Information:
This house was constructed in 1924 by Minnie E. and Horace Daniel Free after the large wooden house with a tower (ca. 1893) on the lot burned in 1923. Example of the bungalow style, which was popular around 1890-1940.
Source of Historical Information:
"East Railroad Avenue, Bamberg, S. C.";Margaret Lawrence, 111 Felder Street, Bamberg, S. C.
Bamberg - City, 1979-1980
Archives Location:
Box 14, Series 108042, Survey of historic resources (county by county data on surface properties), circa 1971-2014

Related place
Bamberg County