Pinewood in Sumter County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Millford, 1mile west, is the finest Greek Revival house in S.C. and one of the finest in America. It was built from 1839 to 1841 for John Laurence Manning (1816-1889), a planter, state legislator, and governor 1852-54, and his wife Susan Hampton Manning, a daughter of Gen. Wade Hampton I. Some contemporaries who thought it extravagant called the mansion "Manning's Folly."
The three-story, stucco-over-brick house features a massive portico with six fluted Corinthian columns. Noted interior features include a dome and oculus over a circular stair, and double parlors. Many elaborate interior finishes are designs from Minard Lafever's Beauties of Modern Architecture (1835). Millford was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1973.
Erected 2012 by The Classical American Homes Preservation Trust. (Marker Number 43-45.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 33° 44.883′ N, 80° 30.731′ W. Marker is in Pinewood, South Carolina, in Sumter County. Marker is on Camp Mac Boykin Road (County Road 51) near St Marks Church Road, on the left when Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pinewood SC 29125, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Richard Richardson (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Mark's Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. David Dubose Gaillard (approx. 1.4 miles away); Site of Manchester (approx. 6.3 miles away); Encounter at Halfway Swamp / Site of Original St. Mark's Church (approx. 6.5 miles away); Halfway Swamp: (approx. 6.8 miles away); Enon Baptist Church (approx. 7.3 miles away); Congaree River Ferries (approx. 7.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pinewood.
Regarding Millford Plantation. National Register of Historic Places:
Millford Plantation (added 1971 - - #71000808)
♦ Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
♦ Architectural Style: Greek Revival
♦ Area of Significance: Architecture, Politics/Government
♦ Period of Significance: 1825-1849
♦ Owner: Private
♦ Historic Function: Domestic
(Gov. John L. Manning House; Millford) Symbolic of the rural community life that flourished before the
While Potter may have designed the building as well, the architect is unknown. The property also includes contributing guesthouses/dependencies, a ca. 1850 stable and water tower (bell tower), and a spring house. Listed in the National Register November 19, 1971;
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