Southwest corner of Whiskey Road & Dupree Place, Aiken, SC
2-10- 25 (43)
September 24 1982
Signficant Architectural Features:
The house at Hopelands is gone; on the site of its foundation are a brick terrace and fountains. OUTBUILDINGS: Several outbuildings remain - for description, see back of card. Stable/garage building (northwest of the house site): This U-shaped frame building with shiplap siding and brick foundation now houses Aiken's Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame. The main section of the building is two stories; the ells attached at the north and south ends of the east elevation are one-story. The composition shingle hip roofs have projecting boxed eaves. The two story core of the building has a chimney with corbeled cap, octagonal cupola, two eyebrow dormers (on the east slope of the roof; on its east side this part of the building has double doors in the center of the first floor flanked on either side by garage doors (over which are cantilevered hipped roofs); on the second floor of the east side are a central round-arched doorway and, on either side, 2 6/6 windows with louvered shutters (a total of 4 windows). The sides and rear of the two-story core has 6/6 windows; the rear features a porch enclosed by a balustrade and latticework on the second floor (with two stairways leading up to it). The two one-story stable wings (the two ells described above) each have two square cupolas containing louvered vents and 4 stall doors facing the stable courtyard; the other sides of the stable wings (contain small single-sash windows). Greenhouses (to the west of the house site) Servant's cottage(s) (southwest of the house): Now known as "The Dollhouse" this is a one-story frame building with brick foundation. The building has both shiplap and weatherboard siding. Two exterior chimneys. Casement and double-hung windows, some of which have shutters. Gable & hip roof (comp, shingle). Servant's cottage (west of the greenhouses): One and 1 1/2-story cottage covered with shale shingles (painted). Hip roof. Access to this cottage is restricted, and it is partially hidden by vegetation.
Smith, p. 6 discussing older winter residents of Aiken (ca. 1898) "The late C. Oliver Iselin and his wife lived at "Hopeland." whose gardens are as lovely as any in America and exquisitely kept up, being sheltered from Whiskey Road by a curved wall the same as found at the University of Virginia."
Source of Historical Information:
1935 Sanborn (area not on earlier mans')
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