Hunter, Samuel Marvin, House/Hunter, J. P., House

Historic Property
Alternate Name:
Street Address:
2580 Ora Rd., SC (Laurens County)

Site Number:
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Date Surveyed:
November 6 2001
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Exterior Walls Materials:
Asphalt Roll
Foundation Materials:
Stone Piers
Roof Shape:
gable, lateral
Roof Materials:
composition shingle
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National Register Determination:
not eligible;
Signficant Architectural Features:
I-house shape with nine over nine windows. Two stuccoed end chimneys. There is a row of cedar trees along the front of the house. There are four extant outbuildings, including a stuccoed brick smokehouse, a dogtrot slave cabin with a stone foundation, a frame barn, and a brick stuccoed well house. All have aluminum roofs.
In 1944, Perineau Hunter added "modern conveniences" inside, a rear addition, and probably the exterior siding. Hunter may have also changed the porch form, roof and support system. The façade porch is in the process of being enclosed with screen.
Historical Information:
Built for Samuel Marvin Hunter (1790-1847) and Mary Mills Hunter (1797-1863), later owned by John P. Hunter who had an office in the front yard. The kitchen to the back of the house was used to house convicts who cleared the channel of Warrior Creek after it had become infested with mosquitoes in the 1890s.
Source of Historical Information:
Interview with Martha Washington, 9 November 2001; Leon S. Hollingsworth, "A History and Origin of Our Family in America and A Genealogy of the Descendants of John Hunter III." Decatur, GA: Leon S. Hollingsworth, 1952.
Quadrangle Name:
Laurens North

Related place
Laurens County