100 Merridun Pl., Union SC (Union County)
January 26 2005
1855 – 1857
Historic Core Shape:
Number of Stories:
Exterior Walls Materials:
facade and both elevations
National Register Determination:
Signficant Architectural Features:
The home has a monumental portico in the center of the main façade supported by four fluted Corinthian columns, one- porch with balustrade above supported with fluted Corinthian columns, pedimented window and door surrounds. 06-20-1974
The home was altered from its original Georgian form to reflect the Classical Revival style by Thomas Duncan in 1911. He changed the Doric columns to Corinthian columns and enlarged the porch by adding the side wings.
The home was constructed 1855? by William J. Keenan and purchased in 1876 by Benjamin Rice. The home was inherited by Thomas Duncan who was the grandson of Benjamin Rice. In 1893, Duncan built Union Cotton Mill and in 1896 he started the Buffalo Cotton Mill. Duncan served in the SC House of Representatives from 1892-1894 and 1916-1918. He served as Mayor of Union from 1910-1914 and was a member of the SC Senate from 1918-1926.
Source of Historical Information:
Catawba Regional Planning Council. Historic Sites Survey, Union County. November 1976. pp. 27-28.