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Pendleton SC Historic House Tour
Historic House Tour in Historic Pendleton, SC
The 2012 Historic House Tour in Pendleton, SC (c. 1790) was sponsored by Pendleton Historic Foundation and Pendleton Leadership Foundation in conjunction with the Fall Harvest Festival. The proceeds from last year's tour were used for a new decorative fence for St. Paul's Episcopal Churchyard which is the class project of the 2012 Leadership Pendleton Class. The committee has decided to do the Historic House Tour every other year so there will not be one in 2013. If you have an historic home that you would be interested in being on the 2014 Tour, please let us know.As an added attraction, the Pendleton Leadership Foundation is also sponsoring a Scarecrow Contest so when you come to town for the Fall Festival and the Historic House Tour, you will be greeted by some very clever, creative scarecrows all over our town!Note: If this is your first visit to Squidoo, you will want to scroll all the way through before coming back up and clicking links that interest you. Thank you and we hope you enjoy learning all about the Pendleton Historic House Tour. We hope you will sign our Guestbook below so that we will know you were here.Photo Credit: Cropped flyer for Pendleton Historic House Tour by Pendleton Historic Foundation and used with permission. The full flyer can be seen below.
Home Tour for 2015
There will be a Historic Home Tour on October 24 and 25, 2015 in conjunction with our town's 225th Anniversary
Quote from Jo McConnell
Office Administrator - Pendleton Historic Foundation and on the Fall Harvest Festival Committee
"This tour is an opportunity to see homes that have rarely or never been opened to the public. The homeowners have graciously allowed us to offer you a chance to see them and support the Pendleton Leadership Class Project - a new decorative fence surrounding St. Paul's Episcopal Churchyard. Purchase a ticket and help enhance one of the most historically significant sites in Historic Pendleton."Jo McConnell, Office Administrator - Pendleton Historic Foundation
Pendleton has so many interesting old homes - Two of the homes are on tour year round
Ashtabula and Woodburn historic houses are maintained by the Pendleton Historic Foundation and have regular tour hours. This tour on October 5, 2013 will be a rare opportunity to visit some of historic privately owned homes.
Pendleton Historic House Tour Saturday October 13, 2012
Historic House Tour - Pendleton, SC (c 1790)
Locations - Historic House Tour - Pendleton SC - Also Pendleton Historic Foundation's Woodburn and Ashtabula
4 Homes will be on the Historic House Tour along with an organ concert at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.House #1 - "Boxwood" - 239 E. Queen St. Pendleton, SCHouse #2 - Poe House - 203 N. Elm St., Pendleton, SCHouse #3 - Thomas Pickens House - 118 N. Elm St., Pendleton, SCHouse #4 - "Vine Hill" - 368 E. Main St., Pendleton, SCYou will also be able to enjoy an organ concert at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. The proceeds from this tour will benefit the Leadership Pendleton Class of 2012 Project - New Fence for St. Paul's Episcopal Church.In addition, you can also make plans to tour Ashtabula and Woodburn for a separate admission.Pendleton Historic Foundation P.O. Box 444 Pendleton, SC 29670 Phone 864-646-7249Email firstname.lastname@example.org
House # 1 - "Boxwood"
"Boxwood" - 239 E. Queen St. Pendleton, SC - Decorated by Karen Link Floral Designs
The original section of the house was built between 1809 and 1811 by William Robertson. The property was resold numerous times between 1822 and 1835, first to Joab Mauldin, then J.B. Earle & Co., Joseph Grisham, E.B. Benson and finally to John T. Sloan in 1835. Research indicates that additions were made to the house about 1825 and 1835. The house was remodeled c. 1960 by Dean Harlan McClure, College of Architecture at Clemson University and again in 2010 by current owners, Denise & Greg Bauld.Numerous boxwoods on the property are believed to be about 200 years old giving the property its name. The property also includes the original carriage house and meat house.Photo Credit: Photo property of Pendleton Historic Foundation and used with permission.
House # 2 - Poe House
Poe House - 203 N. Elm St., Pendleton, SC - Decorated by Roger Chapman - Pendleton Floral Shop
The house was built in 1860 by Mrs. Ellen Taylor Poe, a widow with a family of small children. Her husband was second cousin to renowned author Edgar Allen Poe. Restored in the 1960s, the house maintains it's original stairway and ornate ceiling moldings in the parlor and dining room. Later remodeling included the kitchen and part of the back porch has been converted into an extra room.The house is currently for sale.Photo Credit: Photo taken by Powell Hickman and used with his permission.
House # 3 - Thomas Pickens House
Thomas Pickens House - 118 N. Elm St. Pendleton, SC - Decorated by Renee Burroughs Designs.com
The house was built in 1860 by Dr. Thomas Pickens for his bride, Miss Sue Maxwell. She preferred to live in the house given to her by her father, Samuel Maxwell. After completion, this house was sold to Capt. James Faraquhar Green of Charleston who lived in the house for many years. The house was later occupied by Joseph J. Sitton and his descendants. The house has been remodeled several times but maintains many of its original features. The original kitchen has been attached to the house. Currently the home of of Mr. Powell Hickman and Ms. Lyn Merchant.Photo Credit: Photo taken by Powell Hickman and used with his permission.
House # 4 - "Vine Hill"
"Vine Hill" - 368 e. Main St., Pendleton, SC - Decorated by Tiger Lilly Gifts & Florists
The house is believed to have been built c. 1830. The house passed through the Prioleau and Dawson families to Elizabeth Carolina Bell as part of her marriage dowry to Lt. Edward Templar Shubrick, U.S.N. of Charleston. The house was purchased by B.F. Gantt in 1889 and remained in the family until 1963. The house is believed to have been remodeled in 1850, when the second story was added over the main part of the house and a room was added to the main floor. The house was restored in the 1960s by Prof. Vernon Hodges, a noted architectural historian with Clemson University's College of Architecture. More extensive renovations have occurred in recent times. The house was named for the 14 kinds of vines found growing in the garden and is currently the home of Kater & Ulrike Heine.Vine Hill is also for sale.Photo Credit: Photo property of Pendleton Historic Foundation and used with permission.
John Sitton aka Sittonbull on Squidoo Remembers These Historic House
Thank you, John, for sharing your memories
Miss Janie Hard lived in Vine Hill when I was growing up and often made me cookies. My two Great Aunts, Marie and Dudie McPhail, Grandmother Sitton's sisters, lived in the Poe House and part of my regular chores was to cut their grass with a reel to reel push mower for $.50 and feed scratch to the chickens out back. ;>). Joe and Carrie Sitton and Coudin' Rhetta Aull lived in the Pickens House. I was in school with and friends with the McClure kids and with Dean McClure and not long ago found out that my Great Grandfather actually bought and resold "Boxwood" sometime after reconstruction, but don't have the exact date. It's great to see that they have all been well preserved and continue to be historic treasures!
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, c. 1822
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, c. 1822 - Organ Concert at 11 am and 1:30 pm Oct. 13 by Organist Cynthis Spejewski
St. Paul's Episcopal Church is located on East Queen St. in Pendleton, SC. It was built in 1822 and contains a Jaridine Pipe organ that was purchased for the church in 1848. Interred in its cemetery are: Clemson College founders Thomas Greene Clemson, and his wife, Anna Calhoun Clemson, the daughter of US Statesman John C. Calhoun; Confederate generals Clement Hoffman Stevens (1821-1864) and Barnard Elliot Bee (1824-1861), credited with giving Gen. T.J. Jackson the nickname "Stonewall."The original bell at St. Paul's Episcopal Church was melted and used for ammunition during the Civil War. More history can be read on the St. Paul's/Holy Trinity Episcopal Parish Website: http://www.holytrinityclemson.org/?q=stpauls.Leadership Pendleton Class of 2012 chose as their community project to replace the existing fence around the graveyard at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with a steel decorative fence that would go better with the original decorative fence in the front of the church. St. Paul's Episcopal Church is a very important part of our town's history and tourists enjoy visiting the interesting graveyard and beautiful church. The new fence will be an asset to this historic site. The proceeds from the historic house tour will go toward this fence project.. .Photo Credit: Photo property of Pendleton Historic Foundation and used with permission.
Leadership Pendleton Class of 2012
Interview with Tom Schurch of Leadership Pendleton Class of 2012 - Class Project: Replace old fence at St. Paul's Episcopal Church
The Leadership Pendleton Class of 2012 chose as their class project to replace the old fence around the graveyard at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. The proceeds from the Historic House Tour will benefit this project. A new fence at St. Paul's Episcopal Church will enhance this important part of our town's history.
Would You Like To Donate To The Fence Project?
Make checks payable to St. Paul's Episcopal Church (for Leadership Pendleton fence project) and either dropped off or mailed to:The Dunlap Team Real Estate150 Exchange St.Pendleton, SC 29670(864) 646-9300
What is Leadership Pendleton?
Congratulations to all the graduates of Leadership Pendleton
According to the Leadership Pendleton brochure:
Leadership Pendleton is a program designed for citizens in the Pendleton community who want to develop their personal leadership skills and become better informed about the assets of their community. This leadership training is sponsored by the Town of Pendleton and developed by the Leadership Pendleton Board of Regents. In addition, the Pendleton Leadership Foundation supports the program.The program schedule includes nine sessions once a week with 2 Saturday sessions and a trip to Columbia to sit in on a State Legislative Session. Program sessions address such topics as personal leadership skills, history, economic development, arts and culture, education, state and local government, wastewater, public safety, health and tourism. A graduation ceremony sponsored by the Pendleton Leadership Foundation concludes the course work. Participants must attend 80% of the sessions.Upon completion of the core courses, graduates will plan and implement a class project benefiting the Pendleton Community. The class is encouraged to seek guidance and assistance in their project from the Town Administration and Town Council and the Pendleton Leadership Foundation.The program is open to anyone who lives, works, or has an interest in the Pendleton Community. Class size is limited to 20 people accepted on a first come-first serve basis. Tuition Fee is $75.00 but this amount is subject to change. Limited scholarships are available. For more information, contact:
Pendleton Town Hall - Phone 864-646-9409
Town of Pendleton,
310 Greenville Street,
Pendleton, SC 29670
Leadership Pendleton Class of 2012 - Photo taken at the Graduation Ceremony held at Woodburn Historic House
Congratulations to the Leadership Pendleton Class of 2012(left to right)1st row: Mandy Long, Danielle Green, Scotti Cohn, Jill Gemmill, Jennifer Smith, Cindy Still2nd row: Robin Dunlap, Ray Cohn, Lenora Blanton, Leigh Hartsell Miller3rd row: Tom Schurch, Mary Teel, Josh SchafferNot Pictured: Jared Allen, Jane Coakley, Michelle Lanceley, Rebecca RayPhoto Credit: This photo was taken by Leadership Pendleton Alumus Tom Vegod and is the property of the Pendleton Leadership Foundation - used with permission here and is not to be copied.
Pendleton Historic Foundation
Pendleton Historic Foundation - Woodburn and Ashtabula Historic Houses
Please go to the Pendleton Historic Foundation Website to learn about these two Historic Houses that will be open for tours on October 13 for a separate admission. These two homes are open at other times which are listed on the website along with the prices.Email email@example.com
- Pendleton Historic Foundation Website
Pendleton Historic FoundationAshtabula Plantation 2725 Old Greenville Hwy,Pendleton, South Carolina864-646-7249
Pendleton Historic Foundation on YouTube - Historic House Tours of Ashtabula and Woodburn
Pendleton Fall Harvest Festival
Fall Harvest Festival October 5, 2013 from 10 am to 5 pm on the Historic Village Green in Pendleton SC - Bring a Chair and enjoy the entertainment!
Pendleton Fall Harvest Festival
The Fall Festival in Pendleton is a fun family event with great entertainment, delicious food, creative crafts and old fashioned games for the children. This year the Leadership Pendleton Class of 2013 is planning a fun, educational Historic Scavenger Hunt to go along with our Fall Festival. More information on that event will be posted on the Fall Festival website (click flyer to go to website). Keep watching!
NOTE: The 2014 Fall Harvest Festival will be held on October 18 from 10 to 5 pm
Join The Pendleton Leadership Foundation
Graduates of Leadership Pendleton ProgramSince the first Leadership Pendleton Program was offered in 1999, there has been a Leadership class held annually with the exception of one year. The total number of graduates is well over 140 graduates with most still living or working in the Pendleton area.
The Pendleton Leadership Foundation was organized as an IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit in 2013 to harness the varied resources of these many graduates. The Mission of the Pendleton Leadership Foundation is to nurture community leadership and service by providing opportunities for the continuous development of leadership skills and the resources to create pathways for positive community change. Membership in the Foundation is open to all those persons who have successfully completed the Leadership Pendleton Program. There are no dues required.
The activities of the Pendleton Leadership Foundation currently include:
- Providing a representative(s) to serve on the Leadership Pendleton Board of Regents who develop the annual Leadership Pendleton Program
- Providing scholarships for those desiring to participate in the Leadership Pendleton program but who could not otherwise be able to attend
- Providing the graduation celebration dinner which is open to all graduates of past Leadership classes and serves as the Foundation's annual meeting
- Providing a grant process whereby classes can apply for "seed" funds for their class project,
- Assisting with class projects by allowing use of its non-profit IRS tax exemption for soliciting donations and providing bookkeeping for projects
- Sponsorship of the Pendleton Fall Festival which began as a previous class project, historic house tours in partnership with the Pendleton Historic Foundation, and the annual scarecrow contest and other fundraising projects.Fall Harvest Festival. The picture above is from last years historic house tour and scarecrow contest held during Fall Festival 2012.Historic House Tour 2012
First Board Meeting Tuesday, September 17, 2013 @ 6 PM Pendleton Library - Meeting Room The Pendleton Leadership Foundation is to be administered by a 16 member board of directors consisting of the officers and the class representatives of previous Leadership Pendleton classes.
The board's first order of business will be to review the current by-laws, propose a slate of officers for 2014, review and approve the proposed budget, financial procedures and planned activities as well as set the board meeting schedule. The board or directors will meet at least quarterly If you would be interested in participating on the board, please plan to attend the board meeting on Tuesday. We are trying to reach out as many Leadership Pendleton graduates as possible. St. Paul Class Projects 2012 and 2013
The Leadership Pendleton Class of 2012 has been working diligently to raise the funds needed to erect a new metal decorative fence around St. Paul's churchyard where many of the early famous residents of Pendleton are buried. The new fence will replace the current rusted chain-link fence. The Pendleton Leadership Foundation provided the "seed" money for the project which was raised from last year's Historic Home Tour during Fall Festival. The fencing material has been ordered and will soon be installed. Look for the dedication announcement later this fall.
The Leadership Pendleton Class of 2013 project is a scavenger hunt to discover the many historic sites around downtown Pendleton. The scavenger hunt is scheduled during the Fall Festival sponsored by the Pendleton Leadership Foundation on October 5. Prizes will be awarded to successful participants and everyone who participates will receive a t-shirt commemorating the event. It is designed for family participating and should be fun. It also will test your knowledge of the history of Pendleton. Sign up at their booth at Fall Festival to participate.Pendleton Scavenger Hunt Website
Pendleton Leadership Foundation PO Box 173 Pendleton, SC 29670 Jackie Reynolds, President firstname.lastname@example.org Lou Robinson, Secretary email@example.com Cindy Higgins, Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact us today ... Email Jackie Reynolds to let us know that you plan to attend the Sept 17 board meeting!! Volunteers are needed for Fall Festival on Oct. 5 Email Lou Robinson to volunteer!!