Near Springville in Darlington County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
John Westﬁeld Lide House
This Greek Revival house was built ca. 1840 for John Westfield Lide (1794-1858), planter and state representative. Lide, the son of Maj. Robert Lide and Mary Westfield Holloway Lide, was a member of the third graduating class at S.C. College (now the University of S.C) in 1809. He returned to Darlington District, became a planter, and expanded his holdings in the area.
Lide represented Darlington District in the S.C. House of Representatives 1822-25, and was later commissioner of public buildings and commissioner to approve public securities. This house features an unusual wraparound rain porch as well as Gothic Revival and Italianate architectural elements. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
Erected 2008 by the Darlington County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16-56.)
Location. Marker has been reported damaged. 34° 21.292′ N, 79° 50.869′ W. Marker is near Springville, South Carolina, in Darlington County. Marker is on Society Hill Rd. just from Harmony Hall Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Darlington SC 29540, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within John L. Hart House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Darlington District Agricultural Society / The Mineral Spring (approx. 2.8 miles away); Mont Clare Community Center (approx. 3.4 miles away); Grove Hill Cemetery (approx. 3.6 miles away); “Yankee Hill” (approx. 3.7 miles away); Evan Pugh (approx. 3.7 miles away); Darlington County Jail (approx. 3.7 miles away); Darlington Memorial Cemetery (approx. 3.7 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. John W. Lide House National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. (Submitted on November 21, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Springville Multiple Resource Area National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. (Submitted on November 21, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
3. Carelessness taking a toll on Darlington County’s historical markers. SCNow Morning News (Submitted on August 20, 2018.)
1. Marker broken.
This marker has been reported broken off at the top of its pole and damaged beyond repair sometime around the second weekend of July, 2017.
— Submitted July 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 550 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. 3. submitted on November 21, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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