1854 Greek Revival – Liberty Hill, SC – $1,100,000

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Added to OHD on 6/13/18   -   Last OHD Update: 6/13/18   -   15 Comments
4231 John G Richards Rd, Liberty Hill, SC 29074

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The solid construction of this home began in 1850 and was completed four years later. It has been in the same family for 165 years and remarkably survived Sherman’s rampage through the South in spite of 17,000 Union soldiers marching through Liberty Hill in 1865 – but that’s a story for another time. It is the most prominent home in Liberty Hill, is on the National Register of Historic Places and has changed but little since the beginning of the 20th century.
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15 Comments on 1854 Greek Revival – Liberty Hill, SC – $1,100,000

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 8915 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks to the agent for sharing their listing with us.

  2. kmmoore says: 230 comments
    Weatherford , TX

    Majestic property. The photos are making me want to go there, wander, and soak it all in. Fabulous!

  3. MW says: 652 comments

    LOL, I knew there had to be a Union soldiers story mixed in the history somehow. Beautiful house.

  4. Laurie W. says: 1449 comments
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    1988 Fake Greek Revival!

    Lovely house typical of many beauties in the Kershaw County area. Liberty Hill is a tiny place but has a number of very nice antique houses. This one, called The Columns for obvious reasons, and Cool Spring are the earliest left after Sherman’s soldiers went through. Cool Spring is one of my favorite ever houses, elegant to perfection, and harboring at least one ghost — who has puzzled unaware guests wondering who the gentleman in the library is.

  5. Sandra says: 184 comments
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    Rochester, MN

    Just a majestic & fabulous house! How wonderful in the same family for over 150 years! Wow what a wonderful staircase and the portraits throughout are so fun!

  6. J Ashley Parlier says: 4 comments

    I visited here over several different ocasions in the early 80’s. The families grandmother had lived her entire life there, and at this point, lived in the English basement.. I remember her telling me to go look under the dineing room at a enclosed horse drawn coach. Sure enough, it was there minus it’s wheels.. she told me that the Yankees had taken them and left the carriage.. I remember that it was still beautiful, with worn tapestry upholstery.. she said that after that, it was placed there. I wonder if it still is… those were wonderful visits… also, I remember the only room with heat was the kitchen..

    • G Voris says: 3 comments

      Do you happen to know the last name of the original owner? My ancestors owned two plantations close by- Whiteoak and Blackstock. Wondering if they ever knew or visited the owners of this one. Sad to say , ours are no longer standing.

  7. RosewaterRosewater says: 3890 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    What an elegant and unusual stair. Bit crowding in on the door, but oh well. What is up with that door / doors anyway? Is it bi-fold; suicide; separate; 1 operable, and 1 faux? How interesting.

  8. Melissa Kradas says: 8 comments

    I would love to hear the story of how the house escaped destruction by the Union soldiers.

  9. Anne Hamilton says: 175 comments

    Hello all, this bad Old Gal has been on the market for a long time, which is crazy as it is so wonerfull and lovely. Also the ground are very nice. Those granite collunms outside are typical of the area, and were mined in thw area as well. There is another plantationion at Heath Springs (east of LH) whix has huge front porch collumns made frome the same granite. You can see them on the side of the road at places where they were used as fencing as these are. Liberty Hill is 19 miles from Camden. It has a cool little funky old post office, and is close (like a mile) from the marina at Lake Wateree. Other than that, there is nothing there. And I mean NOTHING. No stores, nada, so it is quite rural and wonderful!
    That stairway was built by same folks who built circular stairs in three old homes in Liberty Hill. One was the home I posted up behind the PO which had 13 acres and sold for 149K. There are at least 8 extant antebellum homes left in LH, plus the old church. A few have burned over the years. Sherman missed LH, so no damage was done durring the war. There are few newely built structures. It was a settlement like the High Hills area, homes built as summer residences for lowland planters. The area is mountainous and densly wooded. Most of the surrounding area is land owned by paper/logging companies. It would be paradise for kids to grow up here. There is a school not too far and is on the bus route, It is a special, critical are of preservation in SC. If anyone ever has the chance to run through here, it is certainly very special and should be on anyone’s radar who loves antebellum architecture.

  10. J Ashley parlier says: 4 comments

    When I visited, the Thompson’s owned the house, and I was told it had always been in there family. Also, Chrick, the grandmother, told me that the lady of the house, as the Yankees came up the drive, walked out on the porch with a mason scarf. Subsequently, the commanding officer was a mason, and spaired the house. That too, I’ll always remember… would love to go back.

  11. Anne Hamilton says: 175 comments

    Cool Springs is in Camden which is 19 miles from LH. So not in same area. LH has 8 extant Antebellum homes, an old church and Post Office, and thats it! It is a densly, mountainous wooded area and very rural and lovely. It sits about a mile from Lake Wateree. There was a ferry across,the river during the war, but that is long gone.The homes in LH, as the High Hills area were summer residences built by lowland planters. The stairway is one of three in different homes in the LH are. One was in that home I posted which sold with 13 acres up behind the Old PO. It is a highly important preservation area for SC Reservation. If anyone,loves antebellum arcitecture, put it on your radar to visit! Those granit fencepoats are,typical of the area for that time period and were mined in the area. There is an Antebellum plantation home in Heath Springs which has full length, huge porch colums made from the same granite. It would be a veritable paradise for kids to grow up there. There is a school between Camden and LH, and ison the bus route. This Old Gal,has been or sasovfor a few years and I so wish a family would buy it!

  12. TXJewelTXJewel says: 237 comments
    1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
    Strawn, TX

    My maiden name was Thompson, maybe I’m a long, lost relative? (Actually no, all my grandparents immigrated from Scandinavia) 😉

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