Rye Field

Historic Property
Alternate Name:
Street Address:
553 Sumter Street, S.E., Aiken, SC

Site Number:
Site Number:
2-10-140 (25)
Date Surveyed:
September 22 1982
Construction Date:
Current Use:
Architect or Builder:
Willis Irvin
Construction Method:
Roof Materials:
composition shingle
Signficant Architectural Features:
1 l/2-story brick house (painted white) with one-story wings. Cable roof. House has at least two chimneys. Most of the windows that can be seen from Sumter Street are double-hung, 6/6, with louvered shutters and cornices. Front (east elevation): asymmetrical; in the center of the front is the main entrance, which is defined by diamond-paned rectangular sidelights and a large semi-elliptical transom; to the north of the entrance is a bay window, to the south, 26/6 windows; across the front of the 1 1/2-story core of the house is a terrace with iron railing; on the front slope of the roof are gabled dormers. The projecting north and south gabled wings feature boxed cornices with returns; each of the wings has a fanlight in its gable end and each has two windows on its east side. OUTBUILDINGS:
Source of Historical Information:
1935 Sanborn (area not on earlier maps)
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