The Boatwright Tearoom
1106 Carolina Avenue, North Augusta, SC
August 23 1982
Brick Piers with Fill
standing seam metal
Signficant Architectural Features:
One-story weatherboarded house. Gable roof with exposed rafters; gable end faces Carolina Avenue. Three brick chimneys can be seen from Carolina Avenue. Front (east side): a screened porch with gable roof (with exposed rafters and a rectangular louvered vent in gable end) supported by four tapered posts on high brick pedestals shelters the front door and two windows (the front door is between 2 windows). North side: at the east end of the north side is a gabled wing which contains four 6/6 windows on both its east and north sides (this wing might have been an addition). South side: fenestration irregular; two windows at eastern end appear to be casement type, 3 windows toward the W end are larger, double-hung sash. Rear: area with asbestos cement siding that can be seen on the south side probably is an addition (or once was a porch). OUTBUILDINGS: Behind house are a frame garage and a frame cottage.
"Mrs. A. M. Boatwright, whose husband had a florist shop on west Avenue, for several years ran a tearoom at 1106 Carolina Avenue. The house had been constructed about the time of the Hampton Terrace Hotel. Since it was located just across from the station where residents boarded the street car, it was a popular gathering place. Ladies in their long dresses arrived at the station a bit early so they could step across the street to Mrs. Boatwright's to have a cup of tea or to purchase a small gift for a friend." History of North Augusta, p. 82.
Source of Historical Information:
History of North Augusta, p. 82
North Augusta Survey, 1982
Box 11, Series 108042, Survey of historic resources (county by county data on surface properties), circa 1971-2014