Historic Property
Alternate Name:
Street Address:
208 North Palmetto Avenue (tax map 37-05), Denmark, SC

Site Number:
Site Number:
Date Surveyed:
June 23 1982
Construction Date:
circa 1912
Current Use:
Construction Method:
wood frame
Foundation Materials:
Roof Materials:
comp. shingle porch roof - standing seam metal
Signficant Architectural Features:
Two story weatherboarded house. Truncated hipped roof features an entablature with boxed cornice and dentil course. Two large brick chimneys with corbeled caps can be seen from the street; one is a central chimney, the other is on the north slope of the roof. Front (west elevation): both floors are symmetrical, ABA -A's are double windows (2 1/1 windows), B’s are entrances with single glazed door framed by a rectangular three-light transom and rectangular sidelights; the door on the first floor contains a single large elliptical glass panel, and the sidelights on the first floor are single panes of glass; the sidelights of the doorway on the second floor each have two panes; a one-story porch with unfluted Ionic columns, balustrade with turned balusters, hipped roof, entablature with dentil course, beaded tongue and groove ceiling, and wooden floor extends across the front and wraps around the northwest and southwest corners; in the center of the porch roof is a deck enclosed by a balustrade; in the center of the front is a monumental pedimented portico with a fanlight in the pediment, two pairs of unfluted wooden Ionic columns, and two unfluted Ionic pilasters. South elevation: at the west end of the south elevation is one double window (a pair of 1/1 windows) on each floor; to the east of center is a two-story wing with pedimented gable roof; on the second floor of this wing is a double window, on the first floor is a one-story polygonal bay with double window on its south side and a single 1/1 window on its southwest and southeast sides, and in the gable end is a single-sash window. North elevation: east end of the north elevation features a two-story wing with pedimented gable roof, which has a single-sash window in its gable end. Rear: at the south end of the rear elevation is a one-story ell with pedimented gable roof; on the second floor, above the ell, is a gabled section which extends over about half of the roof of the rear ell. OUTBUILDINGS: Two frame outbuildings behind house.
altered - a one-story addition, which has a single-flue exterior chimney and brick pier and cinder block foundation, can be seen from the street.
Historical Information:
According to the present owner, this house was built by a lumber dealer named Garris. Garris is said to have later sold it to the Shillito family.
Source of Historical Information:
Sanborn maps of Denmark: 1922, 1931.;Joe W. Taylor, 208 N. Palmetto Ave., 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