The Cedars

Historic Property
Alternate Name:
The Cedars
Street Address:
Off N side US 278, .1 mi. W of int. w/CR 209, Beech Island (Aiken County)

Site Number:
Site Number:
Date Surveyed:
April 20 1986 at 19:00
Construction Date:
circa 1835
Historic Use:
Current Use:
Construction Method:
Foundation Materials:
Brick Piers with Fill
Roof Materials:
Composition shingle
Signficant Architectural Features:
2 story frame residence w/1 -story rear section, rectangular with two 1x1 bay additions to the east, 3 bays wide (bay W-E-prd W), 3 bays deep; pedimented side gable comp, roof w/intersecting hipped roof at rear 1-story section; 2 int. br. chimneys w/corbelled caps; 1 story porch along the facade w/fluted Doric columns; bracketed eaves; 2/2 windows w/wood shutters; central entrance on each level has transom & sidelights; wood weatherbd. siding; br. pier fndtn. OUTBUILDINGS: 1 barn, 1 smokehouse, 1 tenant shack (contrib.)
Porch, infill at rear, additions
Historical Information:
Constructed ca. 1835 by the Ardis family; later owned byGen'l Henry Mayson, commander of the local home guard during Civil War; later owners included Graves and Atkinson family; house remodeled and enlarged in 1908 by Atkinson (See also: "“Four Centuries & More", Vol. 1 #2, p. 11 for additional information on Henry Mayson)
Source of Historical Information:
Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Zieger, 1325 Williston Rd., Beech Island SC 29841
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

Related place
Aiken County