Broadus Edwards House
(Paul Garber House) Built in 1905, this one and one-half story weatherboard Queen Anne style residence is set on a brick foundation, with columns, a two-story left turret under a tent roof and a right bay surmounted by a pedimented cross gable. A dormer with twin vertical one-over-one windows pierces the steeply hipped composition roof. The central front door is enframed with rectangularly paned transom and sidelights. Window sash are all one-over-one, typical of the period. Shutters decorate the turret. The house was built by Broadus Edwards, prominent Batesburg merchant, mortician, and town councilman. A neighbor described the Edwards residence as “the summer social center of the street, with a fine lawn, well kept orchard, and tennis court.” After Edwards moved to Augusta, Georgia in 1926, the house was purchased by Paul Garber, a prominent merchant in Batesburg. Listed in the National Register July 6, 1982.
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