253 York St. SE, Aiken, SC (Aiken County)
October 28 2009
1925 – 1975
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Number of Stories:
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National Register Determination:
contributes to listed district;
Signficant Architectural Features:
Eave return; Chimney cap; Roof dormers; paired windows; sidelights; transom. Winter Colony Historic District 2
Converted to 7 apartments - Mid-20th C; Converted to a single family home - 1990 c
Built in 1850 and believed to be one of the oldest houses in Aiken, York House served as an inn for most of its early years. The owner in 1892 advertised that it had been “thoroughly overhauled” and that its table was “the best”. At one time it was occupied as a winter residence by Mabel Brady Garvan, sister of ‘Diamond Jim’ Brady. In the mid 1900s the inn’s 30 rooms were converted into seven apartments. Today it is being restored to its original glory.
Source of Historical Information:
"Historical Places" [online] available at http://www.cityofaikensc.gov/index.php?page=historical_places; accessed April 22, 2010.
City of Aiken Historic Resources Survey, Aiken County, South Carolina. May 2010