G. Laurie Sandifer House

Historic Property
Alternate Name:
Street Address:
104 Beech Avenue (tax map 38-05), Denmark, SC

Site Number:
Site Number:
Date Surveyed:
June 11 1982
Construction Date:
before 1908
Historic Use:
Current Use:
Construction Method:
wood frame
Foundation Materials:
Brick Piers with Fill
Roof Materials:
Signficant Architectural Features:
Two-story weatherboarded house with a one-story rear ell. Gable roof has plain boxed cornice with returns. One interior brick chimney can be seen from Baruch Street. Most of the rectangular windows are double-hung sash, two-over-two. Across the front (west elevation) and half of the north and south elevations is a monumental portico which features Tuscan columns on high red brick pedestals; this portico, which appears to have been added between 1913 and 1922 (see Sanborn maps of Denmark). extends over a two-tier veranda, which features turned posts, sawn brackets, and, on the second story, a balustrade with turned balusters; the ceiling of the veranda and portico are beaded tongue and groove. North elevation: to the east of the portico is a small one-bay second story porch with shed roof and turned posts, onto which a single leaf door opens; a stairway leads from this porch to the first floor of the veranda. West elevation: central entrance, a single door framed by a two-light transom and three-pane sidelights, is between two double windows; above the front entrance, on the second floor, is a doorway with single door and three-pane sidelights, to the north of which is a single window; a portion of the second floor of the veranda to the south of the doorway has been partially enclosed. South elevation: second floor of the veranda has been enclosed.
altered (see description)
Historical Information:
Reputed to have been constructed around the turn of the century by G. Laurie Sandifer, an early Denmark merchant, the G. Laurie Sandifer House is said to have later been known as the Sheriff Ray House and the Bradshaw House.
Source of Historical Information:
Sanborn maps of Denmark: 1908-1931; A Beginning Survey of Historical Sites in Denmark and Vicinity (compiled in 1980).;Mrs. W. E, Brooker, 159 Byrnes Street, Denmark. R. 0. 29042
Denmark - City, 1980/1982
Archives Location:
Box 14, Series 108042, Survey of historic resources (county by county data on surface properties), circa 1971-2014

Related place
Bamberg County