F.W. Welborn House
The F. W. Welborn House, built ca.1914, is significant architecturally as an excellent example of a Craftsman-influenced house in Fountain Inn. The house features a distinctive eyebrow curve in the façade’s front eave, exposed rafters under wide overhanging eaves, a large central tripartite window overlooking a grassy front yard, a deep corner porch at the house’s southeast corner, exposed oak mantels, an eighteen foot window seat with recessed panels under the tripartite window, decorative leaded glass window transoms, oak window and door surrounds with bull’s eye corner blocks, picture and crown molding, and flooring. The F. W. Welborn House is one of Fountain Inn’s earliest homes and is one of the most representative and exemplary residential examples of the Craftsman style in Fountain Inn. The F. W. Welborn House reflects Fountain Inn’s growth and development during the early twentieth century from a small rural farming community of large two-story Queen Anne and vernacular houses to a textile-centered town with a central business district that boasted a new class of educated professionals including individuals such as Clemson graduate F. W. Welborn. Welborn built his house in Fountain Inn’s principal residential neighborhood, one block east of Main Street and parallel to the central business district, in the most academic architectural style in Fountain Inn from the 1910s to the 1930s. The house was moved seventy five feet to the adjoining lot to the south in 1925 by the Welborn family. The corner porch enclosure with its horizontal tripartite window occurred in 1953. Listed in the National Register November 23, 2010.
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