Jefferson Zeigler Brooker House

Historic Property
Alternate Name:
Street Address:
307 S. Dogwood Avenue (tax map 38-05), Denmark, SC

Site Number:
Site Number:
Date Surveyed:
June 11 1982
Construction Date:
circa 1909
Historic Use:
Current Use:
Architect or Builder:
J. Z. Brooker is said to have designed the house, and Mr. George Hope was the builder.
Construction Method:
wood frame
Foundation Materials:
Brick Piers with Fill
Roof Materials:
comp. shingle
Signficant Architectural Features:
Two-story weatherboarded house, irregular in plan. Multi-gabled roof with plain boxed cornice; gable ends are pedimented. Most of the windows are double-hung sash, one-over-one. Front (east elevation): asymmetrical; each of the two gable ends facing S. Dogwood Avenue contain small single-sash windows with muntins arranged in a decorative, geometric design; main front entrance, which is near the center of the front, features a single-leaf door (with elliptical glass panel) and a rectangular single-pane transom; this front entrance is between two double windows; on the second floor is a doorway with single door, which contains a square glass panel, and single-light transom; the second story doorway is between two double windows; the one-story porch across the front and half of the north and south elevations features Ionic columns, paneled frieze, and balustraded roof. South elevation: two-story wing with pedimented gabled roof; a French window onthe first floor of the west side of the south wing opens onto the front porch; one exterior chimney. North elevation: a notable feature of this side is a one-story polygonal bay with concave roof. Rear: two-story wing with one exterior chimney. OUTBUILDINGS: One frame garage.
altered - a second story was added to the rear ell; porch on the south side os the ell was enclosed.
Historical Information:
Mr. Jefferson Z. Brooker designed this house and had the timber for its construction cut from his own farm. J. Z. Brooker served as mayor of Denmark (1911-1912 and 1917-1919), and his son Jeff Zeigler Brooker was mayor of Denmark from 1935 until his death in 1951. Both men were always actively involved in civic affairs. J. Z. Brooker, Sr., established a hardware business around the turn of the century, which was later owned by J. Z. Brooker, Jr.
Source of Historical Information:
A Beginning Survey of Historical Sites in Denmark and Vicinity: Sanborn maps of Denmark: 1922, 1931;Mrs. J. Z. Brooker and Mrs. W. E. Brooker. 159 Byrnes Street, Denmark, S.C. 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

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Bamberg County