Ardis House

Historic Property
Alternate Name:
Davies Home
Street Address:
W side unmarked road off N side SC 125, .2 mi. SE of int. w/CR 1483, Beech Island (Aiken County)

Site Number:
Site Number:
Date Surveyed:
April 17 1986 at 19:00
Construction Date:
circa 1800
Historic Use:
Current Use:
Construction Method:
Foundation Materials:
Brick Piers
Roof Materials:
Composition shingle
Signficant Architectural Features:
1 -1 /2 story frame residence, irregular in plan, central block is "L” shaped; 5 bays wide (W-W-E-W-W), 8 bays deep (W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W); cross gable asphalt roof; 3 front facing dormers w/6/6 windows; 2 ext. brick chimneys w/corbelled caps, 1 int. br. stove flue; 1 story porch along the facade w/square wood columns w/capitals, 4/8 windows set w/in molded surrounds w/wood blinds; alum, storms; central entrance has molded surround w/transom & sidelight; transverse placed addn to E; continuous dormer along rear slope of roof; wood weatherboard siding; br. pier fdn, also on the property is small outbldg which served as a guest quarters, 1 by 2 bays gable roof; board & batten siding, ext. brick chimney OUTBUILDINGS: Guest Quarters
Historical Information:
Original section of house constructed ca. 1800 by the Ardis family, Ardis family descended from original Swiss settlers of New Windsor in 1737, family moved away in. 1849; property purchased ca. 1876 by Thomas Jones Davies; Davies' half brother, Charles Pinckney Stark, writer, lived in the small outbbldg to the east of the main house
Source of Historical Information:
MacDowell, “An Aiken Scrapbk”, p. 43; North Augusta Historical Society, "History of North Augusta, SC," p. 87;Dr. & Mrs. Conrad Sanders, present owners
Aiken County Survey (Western Portion), 1986
Archives Location:
Box 12, Series 108042, Survey of historic resources (county by county data on surface properties), circa 1971-2014

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Aiken County