QUINBY, S.C. — A home in Quinby has been named to the National Register of Historic Places.
The National Park Service recently announced the listing of Woodlawn and six other historical sites, according to the South Carolina Department of Archives and History.
Woodlawn is a late landmark example of Colonial Revival and Neoclassical architecture. These styles were originally popular among Gilded Age elites, but elaborate, high-style examples such as Woodlawn were uncommon by the middle of the 20th century.
The owner, Charles Mitchell, built the home to showcase the products of his Driwood Moulding Company.
The property consists of a residential wing, ballroom wing and guest wing that intersect to form a central courtyard. The home’s interior displays numerous heavily carved wood moldings in a variety of motifs. The exterior is heavily influenced by Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, while interiors, especially in the ballroom wing, are based on the architectural precedent established by John Ringling’s Ca’ d’Zan and Henry Flagler’s Whitehall in Florida.
The other six historical sites were the Campbell Chapel AME Church in Beaufort County, the Faber House and the Giovanni Sottile House in Charleston County, the Tawana Motel in Horry County and the Five Points Historic District and Dr. Cyril O. Spann Medical Office in Richland County.
The South Carolina Department of Archives and History is an independent state agency whose mission is to preserve and promote the documentary and cultural heritage of the Palmetto State. The department houses one of the most comprehensive state archival collections in the nation, spanning more than 325 years of South Carolina history.
The National Register of Historic Places, a division of the National Park Service, is the official repository of the Nation’s historic sites and structures deemed worthy of preservation. A product of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register includes more than 90,000 sites in the United States.
The State Historic Preservation Office encourages and facilitates the responsible stewardship of South Carolina's irreplaceable historic and prehistoric places. The SHPO was established in 1969 to implement the goals of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, which extended federal support to state and local preservation efforts. The SHPO, which receives federal funds through the National Park Service, is a program of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History.