Chesnut, James and Mary Boykin, house
Mulberry Plantation, house
559 Sumter Hwy 521
January 4 2002
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National Register Determination:
listed;National Historic Landmark
Signficant Architectural Features:
Federal Style main house - 60 x 60 ft with two rear 22 x 25 ft additions. Slightly overhanging eaves have detailed cornice. Symmetrical façade. Five interior chimneys with corbeled caps. Three dormer windows. Door with fanlight. Porch has fluted Doric columns. Three contributing outbuildings include two log barns (1840) and a brick cabin. (See Source of Information)
The property is nationally significant for its association with Mary Boykin Chesnut, whose famous Civil War diary was later published. Mulberry was her primary residence when she wrote the majority of her diary.
Source of Historical Information:
National Register form and National Historic Landmark form.