J. L. Augley building

Historic Property
Alternate Name:
Not Named
Street Address:
on a dirt road that runs parallel to Southern RR tracks off S-3-53, (Allendale vicinity)

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Current Use:
Vacant/Not In Use
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Signficant Architectural Features:
1 story brick building, rectangular in plan, with hip roof and box cornice. Front: symmetrical, ABA; arched door and window openings, all with barred semi-circular fanlights, are set in recessed panels which have brick corbels along their top edges. Sides: brick laid in common bond. Rear: of simpler design than the front facade, it features a central door with a window on either side. OUTBUILDINGS: none
Appears to be virtually unaltered
Historical Information:
Said to be constructed of "old sand bricks" from the Seigling Brickyard, the building is thought to be at least 85 years old and its design is typical of turn of the century commercial buildings. According to an area resident in his 50's it was J. L. Augley's store (J. L. Augley is painted on the right hand corner of the facade); according to the article in Allendale on the Savannah and others, it was a bank. Seigling, now just the name of the area, was once a "prosperous, promising village." The late Henry Moody, Sr., a large landowner in the area, gave the right-of-way for the Southern Railroad and had the town named "Seigling" for a Charleston family that originally owned: property and lived there. Seigling is said to have once had a railroad depot, a brick factory, a yarn factory that produced men's socks, a canning factory for conserving food products, a large custom cotton gin, a bank, several prosperous general mercantile stores, a U. S. post office, and a school. The main street is said to have been lined with Sycamores (a few remain).
Source of Historical Information:
Seigling area residents; Tom Lawton, Allendale, S. C.; Allendale on the Savannah, p. 168; 1919 edition of USGS Allendale Quadrangle
Allendale County, 1979-1980
Archives Location:
Box 13, Series 108042, Survey of historic resources (county by county data on surface properties), circa 1971-2014

Related place
Allendale County