One of the earliest structures remaining in the compound, this two-story building with its twotiered piazza was described by a South Carolinian who remembered it in pre–Civil War times as “the quaint old general store of blue limestone, heron colored, and mortar marked like a patchwork quilt, red-roofed, deep porched and lazy stepped.” The building provided space for a “post office, grocery, dry good emporium,… express station, neighborhood gossip, and whatnot.” The “what-not” category likely included second-story accommodations for visitors to Salt Sulphur. The store remains much the same as the Carolinian described it.
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