"'Half Moon Cottage"
473 York Street, Aiken, SC
Architect or Builder:
Oliphant Contracting Company
Signficant Architectural Features:
2 1/2 story frame house that has been covered with synthetic siding resembling weatherboards. Gable roof has boxed cornice with returns. House has 2 brick exterior gable end chimneys with corbeled caps, windows are double hung sash, 6/6; Most of the windows have louvered shutters - one story rear wing also features an exterior chimney with corbeled cap. Shutters are not original. Front: (SW elevation): symmetrical. 1st floor: AABAA - A’s are single windows; B is the front entrance, a single door on either side of which are sidelights - (Doorway sidelights feature pilasters and a wide entablatude). In the center of the first floor is a one-bay porch which has a flat roof with metal railing around its edge, paneled frieze, paired fluted Roman Doric columns, and at either end of the porch on the facad, a fluted pilaster. On the second floor of the front are 6 single windows. On the front (SW) slope of the roof are 3 hipped dormers, each containing a single window. SE elevation: In center is an exterior chimney; in the stack of the chimney at the level of the second floor is a small semi-circular arched window. There are 2 small 3rd floor windows, one on either side of the chimney; On the second floor are 2 windows. Near the peak of the roof are 2 quarter round louvered vents (one on either side of chimney). Across the first floor is a one-story wing which has a flat roof with metal railing along its edge. This wing, which now contains a sun room, may have once had an open or screened porch. Windows in this wing are 1/1. This wing features Roman Doric columns and a paneled frieze. Rear: At north end of rear is an exterior chimney. To the east of this chimney are two hipped dormers, each of which contains a double window. On second floor are several windows. First floor: At the E. end of the rear is a 1-story wing with flat roof(which has simple wrought iron railing along its edge) and with an ext. chimney on its NE side. Details of this wing are hidden from street by fence and foliage. OUTBUILDINGS: 12 x 24 frame utility building with concrete floor, swim, pool 2 frame buildings to N of house. Across the E. & S. sides of the property is a wooden fence that doesn't appear to be original. Fence also appears to go across W. boundary and part of N boundary. At the entrance to the circular drive are brick gateposts.
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