"Green Plains"

Historic Property
Alternate Name:
Street Address:
1000 whiskey Road (SE corner of), Aiken, SC

Site Number:
Site Number:
2-10-87(103) / 30054-09-009
Date Surveyed:
Construction Date:
circa 1927
Historic Use:
Current Use:
Construction Method:
wood frame
Foundation Materials:
Roof Materials:
composition shlngle
Signficant Architectural Features:
l1/2-story frame house sheathed with shake shingles. Irregular plan shape. Gambrel roof has boxed eaves. House has at least 2 brick chimneys, windows are double-hung sash, 6/6. Front (NW elevation): asymmetrical. West end of front: symmetrical, AABAA (A’s are single windows with louvered shutters; B is an entrance with single door, 3-light sidelights, and transom that has muntins arranged in a decorative pattern; sheltering the front door is a small porch with gable roof and square wooden columns); large shed dormer contains five single windows with louvered shutters. The north end of the front is slightly recessed and has a lower roof line than the west end; it features 2 gabled dormers, each containing a segmental arched single window; on the first floor of the west end are 2 single windows with shutters; on the NE side of this west end of the front is a single window. Across the NW and SW sides of the house is a brick terrace. NE elevation: The NW elevation of the north wing is characterized by 3 small single windows with louvered shutters on the first floor and a shed dormer containing 2 single windows with shutters. The NE side of the north wing features a round louvered attic vent, a single second story window with louvered shutters, and, on the first floor, a latticed opening at the east end and 2 small single windows with louvered shutters at the west end. SW elevation: View of SW side obscured by foliage. This side has an exterior chimney (mentioned above) and two single second story windows. OUTBUILDINGS: Metal-clad garage. To the east of the house is a l1/2-story frame servant's dwelling that is shown on the 1935 Sanborn map; this cottage is sheathed with shake shingles and has a gambrel roof, low brick foundation, 6/6 windows, and an exterior brick chimney. A high brick wall, which contains a semicircular arched opening with wooden gate, extends from the east corner of the main house to the north corner of the servant's cottage.
appears to have undergone no major changes.
Historical Information:
"Green Plains" was designed and built by Mrs. M. E. Chafee to be a rental property. Through the years, the house was occupied by many well known members of the winter colony. The George D. Wideners were early occupants; David K. E. Bruce, who became ambassador to Great Britain, and his wife Ailsa Mellon later rented the cottage.
Source of Historical Information:
1935 Sanborn map; Probate records for the estate of M. E. Chafee;Jane C. Davis, 432 Berrie Road, Aiken, S.C. 29801; Manufacturers Record 8/18/27
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