Cohen Homeplace

Historic Property
Alternate Name:
Cohen Homeplace
Street Address:
S-3-6O, .4 miles south of its intersection with S-3-22. ca. 75' fr. road,

Site Number:
Site Number:
Date Surveyed:
June 11 1979
Construction Date:
circa 1820
Historic Use:
Current Use:
Vacant/Not In Use
Construction Method:
wood frame (mortise and tenon)
Foundation Materials:
Brick Piers
Roof Materials:
Signficant Architectural Features:
1 1/2 story weatherboard house. Steep gable roof broken at the porch and rear shed rooms (form typical of the Arcadian farmhouses in Southern Louisiana and found in other areas of the South). Windows were 9/9 (no panes remain) with board and batten shutters. Exterior hardware exhibits hand-wrought strap hinges with both spear and round ends; the pins which support the hinges in the jambs are also hand-wrought. One of the exterior chimneys is original and is characterized by hand-made bricks and lime mortar; the other chimney is of fairly recent construction. Interior: refined details, which include the delicate, yet elaborate, turns of the chairrail, door, and window mouldings; the 6-panel doors are feathergrained and have a narrow moulding attached to the panels where they join the stiles and rails (a typical feature of houses constructed in the early 19th century); wide-plank pine flooring, wainscoting, walls, and ceilings; 18-inch air space between the ceiling and floor of the attic; some of the original paint colors - deep blue and pale yellow - are intact. OUTBUILDINGS: none
altered (minor)
Historical Information:
The Cohen family were early Jewish planters in the area.
Source of Historical Information:
Cohen Homeplace Inspection Report prepared by Steve Smith: Letter from Thomas O. Lawton, Jr., to Mr. G. C. Bull, Jr. (February 27, 1978).;Mrs. C. O. Gray of Allendale County; Mr. Thomas O. Lawton, Jr., Memorial Avenue, Allendale, S.C. 29810
Allendale County, 1979-1980
Archives Location:
Box 13, Series 108042, Survey of historic resources (county by county data on surface properties), circa 1971-2014

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