Pendleton Historic District

National Register Listing
Street Address:
Bounded on W by Hopewell and Treaty Oak, N by Old Stone Church, E by Montpelier, and S by town limits, Pendleton, SC (Anderson County)

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Description and Narrative:
Pendleton, original county seat of Old Pendleton District (now Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties) is one of South Carolina’s earliest upcountry towns. The town was laid out in 1790 and is basically unchanged. The village green remains the focal point. Dogwoods line many streets; massive cedars and oaks are dominant throughout the area. More than 50 buildings of eighteenth and nineteenth century significance remain, the majority within the town limits. The district includes more than a dozen historic sites. Properties in the district include commercial, religious, and residential examples. The architecture reflects the early settlement by families from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginian and North Carolina, as well as a later influx of summering Charlestonians. Styles and types range from Greek Revival to Gothic Revival, I-Houses to Bungalows. Early houses were generally built on a central hall plan, with two rooms downstairs with a rear ell. A later style, ca. 1830-1840, was one-story, sometimes on a raised basement that housed workrooms. The “Charleston-style” houses had large porches on 2 or 3 sides, with the basic house shape being a cube, with 2 to 4 rooms on each floor. Construction was typically of wood frame, although stone and brick examples survive as well. Listed in the National Register August 25, 1970.
Period of Significance:
1789;18th century;19th century
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Area of Significance:
Architecture;Archeology: Historic - Aboriginal;Agriculture;Commerce;Communications;Conservation;Education;Industry;Military;Politics/Government;Philosophy ;Religion
National Register Determination:
Date of Certification:
August 25 1970

Related places
Anderson County