I have no good news to report on my poor house. I have been missing my house since it is kind of difficult to wander through it when it is cut into 10 pieces, so I have been looking at old pictures and dreaming of her. I think of my house as a she. She is a beauty. So anyway. For those of you not up to date on our crazy project, my house is called the Arthur Barnwell House in her listing on the National Historic Register. Here is her page, The Arthur Barnwell House. She even has her own Wikipedia entry, though most of it is wrong.
I won’t go in to a detailed history of the house, I will just hit the high points! The house was built in 1880 for the president of Pelham Manufacturing, Arthur Barnwell. It was next owned by his son-in-law, Macmillan King. Then the house was owned by the family that would have it the longest, the DeCamps family. Sometimes the house is referred to as the Barnwell-DeCamps House. From what I can determine, they owned the house for almost 50 years. The family moved to Beaufort for a time, and they came back in the 1950’s. This picture was taken when they came back, and the house had its first restoration. This is the earliest picture of the house that I am aware of.
Then the family moved away again, and the house was occupied by caretakers until the 1970’s. The Williams family purchased the house, and once again the house was restored. Lee Williams is the one who underwent the lengthy process of having the house listed on the National Register, in March 1982. This is how the house looked after the Williams restoration…
And then the Newsome family got her! When we got her she looked like this…
And then we cut the poor girl into 10 pieces. Not a good look for her. But she will soon be put back together, and will undergo her third major restoration. Which look do you think has been her best?
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Tuesday: Bowl Full of Lemons, Organize & Decorate Everything, Primitive and Proper, homework, Tilly’s Nest, Elizabeth & Co., Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Project Queen, Sugar Bee Crafts, Time Warp Wife, Coastal Charm, The DIY Dreamer
Wednesday: House of Hepworths, Shabby Creek Cottage, Ivy and Elephants, Someday Crafts, the 36th Avenue, Southern Lovely, seven thirty-three, Semi-Homemade Mom, The Real Housewives of Riverton, lil pink pocket, Stone Gable, No Minimalist Here, A Creative Princess
Saturday: Positively Splendid