Prickley Pear (CORRECTION: OPEN TERRACE)
129 Easy Street, Aiken, SC
September 21 1982
Signficant Architectural Features:
This two and one-half story frame house with two-story wings has been covered with synthetic siding that resembles weatherboards. Gable roof features an entablature with dentil course. House has at least 2 brick chimneys with corbeled caps. Most of the windows are double-hung sash, 6/6, with louvered shutters (shutters are not original). Front (north elevation) of the main 2 1/2-story core of the house is symmetrical: first floor AABAA - A's are 6/6 windows with shutters, B is the main entrance, a single 6-panel door and 5 light transom framed by fluted pilasters and a broken pediment; second floor features one small 6/6 window between four larger 6/6 windows East wing: first floor of north side features a door between two windows; second floor has 3 casement windows; attached to the first floor of this side is a one-story section with shed roof. West wing: 6/6 and 8/8 windows on north side; attached to the west side is another, lower 2-story gabled wing. OUTBUILDINGS: NOTE: 3/89 Prickley Pear stood between 129 Easy and 155 Easy. It was lost a number of years ago. Except for the "HISTORY/SIGNIFICANCE" section, this card describes the property "Open Terrace" at 129 Easy Street not "Prickley Pear."
Smith, p. 191 "Mr. Henry Bull, president of the National Steeple-chase and Hunt Association, bought 'Prickly Pear' for his wife."
Source of Historical Information:
Smith, H.W. Life and Sport in Aiken, p. 191.
Aiken - City - Winter Colony Historic Districts Survey, 1982
Box 11, Series 108042, Survey of historic resources (county by county data on surface properties), circa 1971-2014