Red (or High) Top

Historic Property
Alternate Name:
Street Address:
120 Dupree Place at Whiskey Rd., Aiken, SC

Site Number:
Site Number:
2-10-163 (32)
Date Surveyed:
September 24 1982
Current Use:
Construction Method:
wood frame
Foundation Materials:
Roof Materials:
composition shingle
Signficant Architectural Features:
Two story frame house covered with synthetic siding that resembles weatherboards. Low pitched hip roof features projecting boxed eaves. This house has at least six red brick chimneys with corbeled caps (including those of the rear ell). Most of the windows are double-hung sash, with a diamond-paned sash over a two-light sash; many of the windows have louvered shutters, East elevation? (Whiskey Road side) across this elevation is a one-story sun porch with low-pitched (almost flat) roof; on the second floor are one single window, two double windows, and what appears to be a door. South elevation (Dupree Place side): large exterior chimney in the center; one single window on each floor at the west end; at the east end - one window on the first floor, one double window on the second floor. Rear: two-story ell with hipped roof attached at the north end of the rear elevation; window placement is irregular on the ell, and some of those windows appear to be casement type. Rear of the main part of the house is difficult to see from the street because of Magnolia tree. 0U1 BUILDINGS: N. of the house there may be some outbuildings which cannot be seen from street
Historical Information:
Smith, p. 191 "Mr. Fitch Gilbert of Gilbertville, N.Y.. whose wife is the mother of the redoubtable "Pete" and "Brother" Bostwich. held Sway at "Red Top".
Aiken - City - Winter Colony Historic Districts Survey, 1982
Archives Location:
Box 11, Series 108042, Survey of historic resources (county by county data on surface properties), circa 1971-2014

Related place
Aiken County