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Old Pendleton Photos Part 2
Old Pickens House
More Old Photos of Pendleton South Carolina
This page is a continuation of Pendleton Old Photos
It was getting quite long with nearly 50 pictures and I thought it was about time to start a second part as I still have more photos to share.
Pendleton folks of all ages have been so generous with their treasured photographs and it has brought much pleasure to a lot of people. It is my sincere hope that the first lens will continue to be viewed and enjoyed as well as this new one.
I am continuing to add more Old Photos as they are shared with me and am adding them to both sites so please keep checking both Pendleton Old Photos and Pendleton Old Photos 2. Thanks.
Note: In 2015, Pendleton will celebrate its 225th anniversary. There are all kinds of special events being planned throughout the whole year.
The walking tour is very informative and I always seem to learn something new.
Take the Walking Tour in Historic Pendleton SC - I think you will enjoy it!
Whether you are a local or a visitor, you will enjoy this stroll around our lovely little town.
I have this tour on my Kindle so it is easy to use when needed.
Rare Photograph of the Old Pickens House
Old Pickens House
in Pendleton South Carolina
Tim Drake, a local historian and active member of the Pendleton Historic Foundation, had this to say about this house.
The Old Pickens House was built around the year 1800 and was one of Pendleton's earliest plantation houses. It was supposed to be almost identical to "Mount Jolly", the late 1700's home of my uncle Zachariah Taliaferro (which stood on the present day Simpson Research Farm). It originally had a long front piazza, and the classical portico pictured here was added in the 1830's (about the same time one was added to Ft. Hill). The double front doors, which led into separate rooms, give a hint of its early age because it was built before the center hall plan became popular in this area. It was included in the HABS survey of Pendleton that was done in the 1930s, but they just made floor-plan diagrams and took no picture. I don't know the name of the original builder, but it was later owned/lived in by descendants of General Andrew Pickens. I think it was called "The Poplars" or "Poplar Lane".
The Quattlebaums Lived In The Old Pickens House
Shelby Quattlebaum Shares This Story of this old home
After brothers Don and Richard Quattlebaum graduated from Clemson University, they purchased this 256 acre farm from Mr. and Mrs. J. Monroe Tinsley. The Tinsleys previously had a dairy farm and that was exactly what the Quattlebaums wanted to do along with their wives, Opal and Shelby. They named it Greenglow Farm and in 1956 began their Dairy Farm.
Richard had recently returned from the Army so he and Shelby were living in a mobile home on the farm while Don and Opal lived in the big house. Both women were pregnant at this time with their first children.
On New Year's Eve 1959 the house caught on fire and in 45 minutes nearly everything they owned was gone up in flames. The house was built of pine and the fire was started in the attic from the wiring or a squirrel. Both families as well as Don and Richard's mother had their belongings in the house.
Thirty One Days after the house burned, Don and Opal had a daughter, Donna. They lived with Opal's parents until one of the tenant houses on the farm was remodeled.
Three and a half months after the house burned Richard and Shelby had a daughter, Tammy. They continued to live on the farm in a larger mobile home.
In 1968 both brothers built homes on the farm. Don and Opal were blessed with twin boys in 1969. Both brothers and their families continued to farm until the dairy herd was sold in 1979. 214 Acres of the farm land was later sold to Senator T. Ed Garrison.
Both families continue to live on part of the farm in the houses they built in 1968.
Thank you Shelby for sharing this story.
Jackie Reynolds of Pendleton Historic Foundation Shares Photos
Pictures of Blue Ridge Esso and an Old Photo of Farmers Hall
Jackie dated these photos by the presence of telephone poles and the roads. She said that the road around the town square was paved in 1928. Thank you, Jackie for sharing these wonderful old photographs with us. Do you have some old Pendleton Photos that you would like to share? Let me know by leaving a comment in the guestbook near the bottom of this page.
Smith's Esso Station 1936 in Pendleton, SC - I sure depended on Jimmy Smith to keep my car running for me when I was teaching at PES
Jim Smith Shares Some Family History
and information on above photo. Thank you, Jim
According to Jim Smith, the persons in the 1936 photo above are left to right:
James Dawson Smith III, H.L. Crenshaw and Dexter Gossett
Jim also shared the following history of their family business. In 1919 James Dawson Smith II and 2 partners established Blue Ridge Oil Co. on the square in downtown Pendleton. In prior years this had been the old Cherry Hotel lot and at one time where Cobb's Hotel had been located. A filling station was built and then in 1920 Smith II became the sole owner.
A couple of years later, Smith II became the Distributor for the Standard Oil Co. of J.J. as well as being owner and operator of the filling station. He died in 1945. James Dawson Smith III had joined his father in the business after graduating from the Citadel in 1934 and was active in the operation until his death in 1986. James Dawson Smith IV joined his father in the business after graduating from the Citadel in 1959 and remained there until he closed the business in 2001.
After several name changes Standard Oil of J.J. became Exxon and the three Smith generations operated the Distributorship and Service Station continually for some 80 years.
Each Smith (II, III, and IV) was proud to live in and be a part of Pendleton. They greatly enjoyed and appreciated their friends and customers over the many years.
This building now houses Avenue of Oaks Antiques and if you haven't been in there, I highly recommend it. It is a real treat.
Smith's Esso Station 1955
Do you remember a road in front of Farmers Hall?
Jacky Manley told me that he knows the name of the road that used to run directly in front of the Farmers Hall but he won't tell me. Every time I see him he asked me if I have found the answer yet.
Come on, Folks, help me out here! Does anyone remember the name of that road? I remember the road but haven't a clue about its name.
Frances Barnette emailed me and said that Calvin remembered that the street was called "Short Street".
Farmers Hall in the 1920s - notice the black trim - Do you remember when it looked like this?
About Portman Shoals
Visit "Discover South Carolina" for more information
The Portman Shoals marker located at SC 24 and the Seneca River one mile north of I-85 commemorates the Portman Shoals Power Plant that is now submerged beneath the waters of Lake Hartwell. When it began its transmission of electricity it was the longest high voltage electricity line in the country. Because of its success Anderson became known as the "Electric City."
Portman Shoals Dam on Seneca River contributed by Jerry Sloan
Very interesting postcards. This book is on sale at the Anderson County Museum.
Original 25 cent script note
Issued by Pendleton Manufacturing Co.
This is an original 25 cent script note owned by Jerry Sloan Jr. It was issued by Pendleton Manufacturing Co. as wages to be used at the Company Store for goods manufactured by them or for debts due them. It was signed by B.F. Sloan on Feb. 11, 1861. B.F. Sloan is Jerry Sloan Jr.'s Great Great Grandfather.
John Sitton added some interesting information about Pendleton Manufacturing Co.
LaFrance, was formerly know as Autun, home of The Pendleton Manufacturing Co., the state's oldest cotton mill still in operation. Ironically, I now live a stone's throw from Autun, where My Grandfather, Eugene N was born. My Great Granddad owned and operated the mill at Autun. Pendleton Oil Mill was begun on it's present site, where AJ and John B. already operated a steam cotton gin, in part to facilitate a steady supply of cotton to the mill at Autun. See:
Original 25 cent Script Note dated 1861
J.C.Sloan Sr. at a train wreck in Pendleton, SC. About 13 years of age.
Dr. P.H.E. Sloan at Clemson College. He was the first paid employee of Clemson College. The memorial hangs in Tillman Hall.
PHE Sloan Memorial at Clemson University
Harry and Hattie Sloan in Backyard of Bee House
Contributed by Jerry Sloan
This is a picture of Harry Augustus Sloan and Hattie Smith Sloan. Father and mother of J.C.Sloan Sr., and Grandfather and Grandmother of J.C.Sloan Jr. Harry was employed as Chief of Police in Pendleton from 1924-1940. They owned and lived in the Bee House. They are sitting in the back yard of the Bee House on Main Street in Pendleton.
Clemson Tiger Football Team 1906-1907
Home that sits at the corner of W. Queen and Mechanic Street. Was B.C.Edens home
Newspaper clipping contributed by Martha Seawright
Do you remember Boscobel Lake with the big slides? I sure do. Martha Seawright shared this Daily Mail newspaper clipping with us and I just love it. It doesn't have the year but on the back was this ad.
At Your Service
An autographed photograph of lovely Lana Turner, currently appearing in "Ziegfeld Girl," will be mailed if a 2 cent stamp is enclosed for postage.
Simply address Hollywood Today 6365 Selma Ave., Hollywood, Calif., and it will be mailed immediately.
Note received from Tom Vegod:
"Ziegfield Girl" was released 25 April 1941.
Newspaper clipping from The Daily Mail - date unknown - Thank you Martha Seawright for sharing this.
Ken Hancock shares this picture of Boscobel in the 20's
Pendleton High School Class of 1941 Friends
Thank you, Martha for contributing this picture which was taken on May 28, 1941. Martha said that this was some of her friends that got together around graduation time from Pendleton High School.
Martha also contributed the picture of the whole class taken in front of the high school.
Tenth graders reading left to right, front row: Miss Kathryn Dillard, teacher; Dorothy Mullikin, Dorothy Simpson, Eunice Shirley, Christine Cole, Geneva Wilson, Mary Doris Wilson. Second Row: Martha Seawright, Sara Jones, Frances Cann, Edith Hopkins, Hazel Boggs. Third row: Bertha Gibson, Jennie Lou Horton, Gladys Bridges, Billy Barnette, Fourth Row: Doris Norris, Althea Harbin, Kellie Gibson, Harry Williams. Fifth row: Louis Brooks, Jennie Ruth Moore, Frances Seaborn, Martha Buchanan, Dorothy Williamson, Lila Garrison, Alex Smith. Sixth row: Edward Cothran, John Palmer, Margaret Wells, Mary Gladys Davis, Mary Eunice Evatt, Nellie Browning, John Moore, Henry Pitts. Seventh row: William Moore, John Coker, James Hill, Cyril Moore, M.C. Ellington, Ozran Holden, James Strickland, Fred Gambrell, Nelson Gibson, Frank Wilson. Eighth row: Shaffer Poore, Furman Watkins, Milford Owens, Stewart Perry, Miss Nancy McCain, teacher; and Supt. George A. Brown. (Photo by Lewis Moorhead, Green's Studio)
PHS Class of 1941
May 28, 1941
Lilly and Willis Newton
Lilly and Willis Newton built and lived in the home that Hugh and Barbara Dyar now live on 626 Medlock Circle in Pendleton SC
Martha Seawright sent this info from her sister, Nell Reeves 10/17/08
Nell has viewed the lens on which Lilly Newton is shown. First, the name in the heading is mispelled. It is spelled Lilly not Lity. Nell says that Willis was working on the roof of their house about 1921 when he stepped on a nail and died of lockjaw. Lilly built the house on Medlock Street after his death.
The Willis Newtons
Daughters of Mary and Leard Newton.
L to R Decie Newton Seawright lived to 96 yrs
Eva Newton Crenshaw lived to 109 yrs
Blanche Newton Richey lived to 84 yrs
Decie, Eva and Blanche
Descendants of Leard and Mary Newton
Descendants of Leard and Mary Newton
A Gathering at one of the many birthday parties for Eva Crenshaw
All are cousins:
LtoR Ruth Boggs, Decie N. Seawright, Vada Boggs, Annie Lee Boggs, Blanche N. Richey, Lewellyn Richey
2nd Row Eva N. Crenshaw, Joe Pearson, Martha Seawright
Decie Newton Seawright
Mr. Bob Seawright
Preserving you old photographs
Banks McFadden shaving a Freshman Bill Crenshaw's head.
Janice Crenshaw Gunnin Shares This Photo
Thanks Janice and Great to hear from you!
"At the left, Banks McFadden,Clemson's great football star,
gets a little pre-practice exercise wielding the clippers
on a hapless freshman's head.
It's business not pleasure with McFadden;
the freshman will have to pay for his hair cut."
excerpt from The Greenville News
Greenville, SC September 14, 1939.
Crenshaw Family 1963
First Row: Mattie Crenshaw, Horace Crenshaw, Harold Crenshaw, Mary Crenshaw Smith
Second Row: Ed Crenshaw, Bill Crenshaw, Sarah Crenshaw Couch, Mildred Crenshaw Alford
PHS Class of 1959 Planning 50th Reunion - More Photos Soon of The Class of 1959
Pendleton High School Class of 1959 Senior Class Officers
Rebecca Smith, President
Linda White, Secretary
Rachael Crenshaw, Treasurer
Billy Patterson, Reporter
Mrs. Charles Faile, Sponsor
Rod Terry, Vice President
Mrs. P.E. Short, Sponsor
1958 or 1959 Christmas Parade On The Square in Pendleton
Can You Name Them?
Do You Have Photos To Share?
Ken Walters is posting these photos on FaceBook and I am copying and placing here. Do you have any photos from this era that you would like to share? Let me know.
PHS Marching Band At Ease
FIRST ROW (left to right): Philip Barnette, Carol Motte, Romelle Quarles, Linda Shaw, Gloria Crane, Bobby Jones, Nancy Kennemore, Carolyn Manley, Sandra Motte, Betty Rogers, Kenneth Moore.
SECOND ROW: Jimmy Manley, Dwight Palmer, Jimmy Gilliland, Teddy Kelly, Mike Ellington, Dwight Williams, Junior Moore, Jerry Moore, Jimmy Palmer, Louise Moss.
THIRD ROW: Kenneth Barker, Ruth McGee, James Oscar Miles, Gail Smith, Edith Foxworth, Mike Fraser, Pat Roeder, Mary Ann Rogers, Patsy McGee, Barbara Manley.
FOURTH ROW: Cynthia Bopp, Joan Tate, Kendall Walters, Linda Anthony, Nancy Jo Campbell,
FIFTH ROW: Brenda Shaw, Janet Meehan, Barbara Fletcher, Aileen Brown
SIXTH ROW: Lelia Kircus, Marie Richards, Shelba Smith, Dorothy Brock, Evelyn Rogers, Barbara Shaw, Barbara His
INSET: Candis Veale, Mascot
Sheila Sloan Sellers Shares 1949 Photos
2nd Grade Pendleton Elementary School
Mrs. Orr's Class
Top row L to R-
Joan Haynie, Linda Ward, Charles Earle, Frank Spake, Annie Bell Durham, Elizabeth McCraw
Sheila Sloan, Richard Owens, Patsy Bridges, Mrs. Orr, Linda White, Clinton Fricks, Emma Lou Bryant
3rd row---Jane Craig,Larry White, Clint Swaney, Rachel Crenshaw
4th row --Evelyn Gentry, Audrey Swaney, Alvin Teague, Mary Elizabeth Hyser,
Roger Brown, Alene Earle, Judy Gossett,
5th row --Ronnie Burton, Leroy Murphy, Joyce Swaney, Jimmy Brock,
Linda Palmer, Patsy Brock, Cecil Burdette
Paper Doll Wedding
In High School Auditorium: Sheila Sloan was the bride and Rod Terry was the groom. My mother made my dress out of crepe paper. I think that might be Linda White on the left and Kayle Kelly on the right.
1949 Mrs. Orr's 2nd Grade
1949 Paper Doll Wedding
Sheila's 7th Birthday Party
Thank you again, Sheila, for sharing these great old photos
Do you recognize anyone?
Photo Above - Sheila Sloan Sellars 7th Birthday Party
1st row...Kayle Kelly, Jesse Medlock, my cousin Velma, Sheila Sloan, Freffy Jones, James Oscar Miles
2nd row...Joan Hopkins, Benji Morton
3rd row...David Gambrell
Others: Jerry Sloan, Linda Hopkins, Jean Gambrell, Deanne Smith, Cherry Summers, Rita Smith, Loretta Stewart
Photo Below - Sheila Sloan Sellers at Boscobel with the Big Slide in the background. Sheila says I loved the big slide in the background and the platform for jumping and diving. I wore out many swim suits on that slide. Probably made around 1944.
Sheila with the Big Slide at Boscobel! Oh, the memories!
Class of 59 Update
This information came from Ken Walters:
Two weekends have been proposed by the Initial Planning Group
They are: June 26-28 and July 31-Aug 2
As of Saturday January 31, 2009:
34 classmates have responded 19 have not.
16 classmates with email addresses
14 classmates indicated a desire to participate in a class website
Next Step is to decide what type of functions and dates do we want to build into the reunion plan
Campobello - B.W. and Lucy Ward Swaney compliments of Jerry Sloan
Homes Around Pendleton Old Postcard compliments of Jerry Sloan
Pendleton Elementary School Class Picture 1956 - Compliments of Beverly Hicks Thomas
Pendleton Elementary School - Can you name these beautiful ladies?
Compliments of Beverly Hicks Thomas
Do you remember the Old Pendleton Movie Theatre?
Sybil Miller Shares Two Wonderful Old Photos
Her Dad was the manager of the movie theatre
One photo is my Dad in the projection room at the movie theatre in Pendleton. On the back of the picture is his name and the year 1940. My dad was Arthur Wilkes Miller, but tagged with the nickname “Bruno” from the time he was a kid – that’s how most everybody knew him. He was born in 1913, so he was about 27 years old when the picture was made. From what I understand, he worked at the theatre for a while, then left and came back several years later as manager. I was in the second and third grades in Pendleton Elementary School during that time – around 1953-54.
The other picture is from Pendleton Elem School – Mrs. Rush’s 3rd grade in 1954. I’m on the second row in one of the chairs – second from the left. We moved back to Clemson after my third grade, so I don’t remember who most of them are. If you post the picture – maybe some of the other students can identify themselves and some of the others.
Thank you so much for sharing these, Sybil. I have such fond memories of the theatre and remember one time in particular. We all went to see a Western one Saturday morning and when the movie was over we went outside to wait for our parents and there they were sitting in a Green Studebaker that they had just purchased. We were so excited.
Old Pendleton Theatre Photo contributed by Mary Nan Timms
Mrs. Rush's 3rd Grade Class in 1954 Pendleton Elementary School
Old Pendleton Photos Shared by Anne Lewis Wheeler
Vintage Postcard of the Farmer's Hall in Pendleton SC
Anne Lewis Wheeler's father's home in Pendleton SC - Home of Richard Lewis and also home of John Earle Lewis
Anne Gaillard Lewis Wheeler: This was my father’s home in Pendleton, SC. My father was Richard Lewis and his parents were John Earle Lewis and Anna Harriett Smith. The house burned July 1919, when my father was 22. After the fire destroyed their house, the family moved to Cornelia, GA and that portion of the Lewis Family Plantation was sold to the Clemson family who later founded Clemson College.
My great, great grandfather, Col. Richard Lewis (1765-1831 or 1832) purchased a large tract of land in Pendleton. One section (1040 acres) was purchased from John C. Calhoun and another section (1237 acres) was purchased from the family of General Andrew Pickens in the early 1800’s. Col. Lewis divided up the property among his children. My grandfather’s house, pictured here, was supposedly close to the Old Stone Church Cemetery.