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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wordless Wednesday ~ Historic Homes ~ W. D. Craig House

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Wm. Duke Craig House, c.1820
Original Location: West corner of Page and Main Streets, Chesterfield 
Current Location: Relocated, 1975, approximately 1/4 North of original location

Wm. Duke Craig (1845-1935) – Farmer – Merchant. Served as 4th Sergeant  with Company “E”, 21st South Carolina Volunteers.

[1] No 18 on this site: http://chesterfield-sc.com/newhistoricdistrict%2008.htm


  1. I've never quite seen a house design like this for the 1820s. Is this a typical style for the Carolinas? Very cute!

  2. Marian,
    This is not typical. The oldest house in Chesterfield was built by John Craig, W. D. Craig Grandfather. A picture of it can be seen here:
    The John Craig house is a large house for it's time, there are 14 rooms.
    There's an excellent article on the Craig House (John Craig) in the book Historic Homes of South Carolina, by Harriette Kershaw Leiding.
    Try this link - http://goo.gl/Ac8ZJ
    Old homes are so interesting.

  3. I agree with Marian, very unique. I just love the porch!

  4. The porch certainly is nice on a hot afternoon with a cold glass of sweet ice tea.
    Thanks for your comments.