Sumter in Sumter County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Elizabeth White House
Erected 1996 by The Sumter County Historical Society. (Marker Number 43-27.)
Location. 33° 55.684′ N, 80° 20.484′ W. Marker is in Sumter, South Carolina, in Sumter County. Marker is on North Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located north of Loring Drive/ Warren Street. Marker is in this post office area: Sumter SC 29150, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry L. Scarborough House (within shouting distance of this marker); Sumter Institute (approx. ¼ mile away); The Tuomey Hospital (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Thomas Sumter 1734 -1832 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sumter World War II Monument (approx. 0.4 miles Potter's Headquarters / Federal Order Of Battle (approx. 0.4 miles away); Military Post / Potter's Raid (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sumter's Court Houses (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sumter.
Regarding Elizabeth White House. The Elizabeth White House, built ca. 1854, is significant architecturally as an example of vernacular Greek Revival design and for its association with Elizabeth White (1883-1976), a nationally recognized artist. Most likely, the house was built by John E. Brown, a merchant, ca. 1854. In 1886, the property was acquired by the Anthony White family whose members were prominent in the political, social and commercial development of Sumter. The property remained in the White family until the death of Elizabeth White in 1976. White’s work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution (1939), the New York’s World’s Fair (1939), and the International Biennial Exhibition of Art in Venice, Italy. One of her etchings hangs permanently in the Library of Congress. Under the provisions of White’s will, the property has been transferred to the Sumter Gallery of Art for use as an art gallery. Listed in the National Register
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