George Salmon House
The George Salmon House is associated with one of Greenville County’s earliest settlers, a surveyor instrumental in the division of Cherokee land for settlement and in the establishment of the South Carolina/North Carolina state boundary. Research suggests Salmon built the initial log part of the house as early as 1784. The house overlooks the wide bottomland fields located along a prominent bend in the North Saluda River. The two-story plantation plain style house (mid-nineteenth century), or I-House, integrates the log house and brace and tenon extension, and displays highly decorative interior detail which is significant for Greenville County. A kitchen wing was added to the rear in the late nineteenth century. In 1984 the house was moved approximately 100 feet and pivoted 90 degrees from an easterly direction to a northerly direction. At this time a substantial addition was added to the kitchen wing. Four contributing outbuildings share the 2.6-acre tract with the house: two multipurpose hay, grain, and equipment storage buildings, one small chicken coop (all early 20th century) and a smokehouse (mid-to-late 19th century). The smokehouse is the most significant, possessing gables, soffits, and returns similar to those of the house. Listed in the National Register January 21, 1988.
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