The Oaks, inclusive of a ca. 1825 two-story wood-frame residence with significant additions and alterations ca. 1845, ca. 1855, ca. 1880, and ca. 1920, is significant architecturally as a Carolina I-House with both vernacular and high-style architectural elements conveying the changing needs and tastes of its owners for ninety-five years. Its original fabric and later additions and alterations are excellent illustrations of the evolution of a Carolina Piedmont farmhouse from the antebellum era until the first quarter of the twentieth century. The collection of main house and outbuildings is a significant surviving collection of resources illustrating the agricultural history of central western South Carolina from ca. 1825 until ca. 1950. The Oaks is also notable for its association with the Calhoun, Sims, Henderson, and Lumley families of Abbeville District (portion of which is now Greenwood County), South Carolina. Contributing resources include a small antebellum ca. 1850 storage building associated with the plantation and post-bellum farm, two large ca. 1920 cow/livestock barns, a ca. 1920 farm workshop, a ca. 1950 dairy barn, an early twentieth century livestock watering trough, and an early-to-mid twentieth century gasoline pump. Listed in the National Register December 17, 2010.
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