ADDRESS :s-3-12, w. of the Seaboard Coast Line RR tracks, Martin vicinity
June 30 1980
Signficant Architectural Features:
One story clapboard building set on a raised brick basement. Hip roof is pierced by 2 interior side slope chimneys with arched caps, and its rear slope is broken by a louvered triangular dormer. Windows are predominantly 2/2 and are of varying sizes. Front: symmetrical, 5 bays; central 3-bay projecting pedimented portico is characterized by a semicircular fanlight in the pediment, square columns, and balustrade with turned balusters? steep steps with balustrade lead up to the front porch; central entrance features double doors, 5 light sidelights, and semicircular fanlight; basement across front features segmental arched openings which have been screened. Notable design elements of the right elevation are 3 Palladian windows. On the sides, the basement is partially scored stucco and contains some windows; windows in the rear of the basement include 1 large plate glass window. Woodland Period projectile point and flakes were encountered during cursory inspection of driveway near house. These were found among a dense concentration of 18th century artifacts, which probably, to judge from the quantity of cut nails present, were from a no longer extant wooden structure used as a residence. OUTBUILDINGS: l small brick building (painted white) with gable comp, shingle roof; 1 frame structure with metal roof.
Among the changes made by Lightsey's who acquired the property in 1948, was the replacement of the original plaster of the interior walls and ceilings with paneling. Each room is paneled in a different kind of wood, all from trees found on the plantation.
in 1744, an Irishman named Scarborough (or Scarboro) came to America from Belfast, Ireland. Scarborough, believed to have been a wealthy merchant of Charleston and Savannah, acquired numerous small tracts of land to form a huge estate (approx.45,000 acres), which he called "Belfast."
Source of Historical Information:
Allendale on the Savannah, p. 48-54 (reprint of August 11, 1957 article), p. 5-7.
Allendale County, 1979-1980
Box 13, Series 108042, Survey of historic resources (county by county data on surface properties), circa 1971-2014