Francis B. Higgins House
The Francis B. Higgins House exemplifies the introduction of Federal and Greek Revival design elements into the South Carolina vernacular building tradition. The house is also significant as the oldest documented dwelling in Newberry. Built ca. 1820 by Francis B. Higgins, Newberry attorney, planter, and county commissioner in equity, this two-story weatherboarded residence consists of an “I” form with a projecting central portico. Four full-length square wood pillars support a pedimented gable having triglyph details. Six bays divide both floors on the front façade. A central lower door is framed with multi-paned transom and sidelights with the whole surrounded by a panel and molding architrave. A modern ornamental iron balustrade spans the porch floor and extends the entrance stair sides. Windows on the lower façade are nine over nine with six over six sash on the second floor. Chimneys of stuccoed brick are at the ends of the gabled roof. Listed in the National Register November 26, 1980.
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