Smith-Cannon House

National Register Listing
Street Address:
106 W. Market St., Timmonsville, SC (Florence County)
Alternate Name:
B.O.V.B. (Big Old Victorian Barn)

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Description and Narrative:
The Smith-Cannon House is located at the end of a tree-lined brick walk on a large, heavily wooded lot. The house was constructed ca. 1897-1900 for Charles Aurelius Smith, prominent government figure as mayor of Timmonsville, member of the state house of representatives, twice lieutenant governor, and governor of South Carolina for five days. Reflecting the Queen Anne style of Victorian era architecture, the Smith-Cannon House has been altered very little. Built on an asymmetrical plan, the house is two stories tall with a full attic and is sheathed in weatherboard. The roof plan is predominantly hip with lateral cross-gables. An outstanding feature of the house is the two-and-one-half story round turret with copper epi, one-over-one, double hung sash windows and small, square windows (with block muntins) in the half story. A one-story, shed roofed porch stretches across the entire façade, wraps the turret, and extends to form a porte-cochere, which has been incorporated into the porch on the northeast elevation. The Smith-Cannon House features fine detailing including the elaborate mantels, intricately carved frieze in the main parlor, and parquet floors. The house also features unusual round rooms in the turret. Listed in the National Register July 28, 1983.
Period of Significance:
circa 1897 – 1900
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National Register Determination:
Date of Certification:
July 28 1983