• 107 James Street

Earle Town House

Historic Property
Street Address:
107 James Street, Greenville, South Carolina (Greenville County)

Site Number:
709 (31-4-27)
Date Surveyed:
circa 1981;circa 1969
Construction Date:
circa 1810
Historic Use:
Current Use:
Number of Stories:
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Foundation Materials:
Roof Shape:
Roof Materials:
Standing seam tin
Porch Shape:
Screened in
Signficant Architectural Features:
Description: Two story white frame structure with painted brick foundation. Rectangular in design, the house is centered by a gracious front door with distinctive glass and woodwork detailing. Rectangular windows with dard green shutters add to the building's dignified appearance. On the second story level above the front door is an identical smaller window; centered over this is the Palladian window. Double front steps with a grill railing lead from the ground to a small front stoop. The present west side piazza is an enlargement of the original one. Historical Significance: Unusual in date, condition and in site location for SC's upper Piedmont region, the Earle Town House, with its unique building and grounds, is an architectural, historical and aesthetic asset with historical and architectural groups feel that the city and state can ill afford to lose. Architecturally distinguished example of a late Georgian dwelling - one of the few extant in upper South Carolina - the residence is one of two houses within the city remaining from Greenville's earliest history. Nearly all other landmarks of the city's early history have been destroyed. 2 story; 9/9 lights; multi-light transom, side lights, corner lights. 2 interior brick chimneys; Palladian window second fl. boxed cornice; screen-in porch with paneled pillars w. side. Pilaster and corner block surround of door.
The Historic Resources of Greenville, SC (1981)
Archives Location:
Box 6, Series 108042, Survey of historic resources (county by county data on surface properties), circa 1971-2014