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Photographer: Brian Scott
Caption: Mary Stark Davis
Additional Description: Mary Stark Davis agreed in 1971 to donate her historic home to a properly formed public body so as to preserve it for future generations. To that end, the Abbeville County Historic Preservation Commission was established and its members appointed by Governor Robert McNain at the recommendation of the legislative delegation. In 1976 Mrs. Davis donated the contents of the house as well. Until her death in 1987 at 102, "Miss Mary," as she was fondly and widely known, was a gracious hostess to countless groups, tours, and official functions in her elegant home.
Submitted: May 21, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
Database Locator Identification Number: p204607
File Size: 0.041 Megabytes
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