William E. Poole Designs
William E. Poole
Walnut Grove Plantation
In the mid 18th century,colonists moved south from PA, VA, and NC to the unsettled area that would become Spartanburg County, SC. As these early settlers established homesteads, they built relatively straightforward houses designed to meet their basic living needs. Walnut Grove, built about 1765 near present-day Roebuck, displays the simple charm of the popular Late Georgian style. Its distinguishing architectural elements serve specific purposes- long porch with a hipped roof gives cooling shade, the two double shouldered chimneys allow heating upstairs and down, and the rear shed addition provides space for dining. Because the lead content of white paint made it very expensive, most of the settlers painted their homes yellow ocher, barn red, or green, with perhaps a touch of white on the trim. Later, as the Greek Revival movement exerted its full influence, everyone who could afford it, painted their homes entirely white.

Walnut Grove Plantation General Specs

No. of Stories 2
No. of Bedrooms 3
No. of Bathrooms 2
No. of Half Baths 1
Master Bedroom Location 2nd Floor
First Floor 1153 Sq. Ft.
Second Floor 1056 Sq. Ft.
Total Heated Square Footage 2209 Sq. Ft.
Garage Size 2 Car
Foundation Crawlspace
Width (Ft.-In.) 67' - 8
Depth (Ft.-In.) 54' - 0
First Floor Ceiling Height 8'
Second Floor Ceiling Height 8'
Additional Features (if any) Future Recreational Room
 
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