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.
You are here
c. 1820. West side of U.S. 219, south of intersection with Monroe County 10/5, north of chapel
If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.
SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.