(Old Tin House) Architecturally, the Moon-Dominick House is unique in Newberry County as an example of a typical upcountry frame house accented by an admirable local attempt to follow the Federal vogue in interior and exterior ornamentation. Known locally as the “Tin House” because it reputedly had the first metal roof in Newberry County, the two-and-one-half story farmhouse was probably built ca. 1820 as a residence for Dr. Peter Moon and his wife Susan Satterwhite Moon, both members of locally prominent families. Dr. Moon was a successful planter as well as a physician, and was a leader in civic, political, and religious affairs. The house is a representative central-hall farmhouse, or “I-House,” with distinctive Federal style architectural features. The house is of heavy-timber braced-frame construction with a high brick basement and a gable roof. A distinctive modillion block cornice lines the eaves. A one-story porch originally sheltered the doorway. This porch was removed ca. 1900 when a two-story wing was added to the front of the house. This wing was removed in 1980, amidst other significant changes. Perhaps the most outstanding Federally inspired elements in the house are the molded plaster cornices and ceiling medallions, the delicate Federal mantels, marbleized woodwork mantel surrounds, polychromatic six-paneled door, vaulted plaster ceilings, and a plaster eagle flanking an urn in relief. Listed in the National Register March 22, 1982.
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