Historic House Listings

“Pope’s Palace”, Circa 1878. Almost an acre in South Carolina. $395,000

April 14, 2023

This home was dubbed, “Pope’s Palace”. It was built for a business leader in the community, Frank Pope. This home looks older to us than what the build date says. We see some Greek Revival in it. The roof, a couple of the door surrounds inside and the American Bond brickwork all point to Greek Revival, which is around the 1850’s. Oftentimes these homes would get “victorianized”. They show a build date of 1878. It is located on .94 acres in Ninety Six, South Carolina. The home features a covered front porch, pressed tin ceilings, ceiling medallions and original mantels. First thing I would do is take out the flooring. Five bedrooms, two bathrooms and 4,600 square feet. $395,000

Contact Michael Bedenbaugh with Coldwell Banker Realty Columbia

From the Zillow listing:


Old South Charm at its best is NOW AVAILABLE! This 4900 square foot beauty was built in 1878 and dubbed Pope’s Palace, named after its first owner Frank Pope, a business leader in the community, and believed to have been the first brick home built in Ninety Six. The house has much of its original historic details still intact: original mantles, central staircase, historic trim, heart pine flooring upstairs, and a rare extraordinary pressed tin ceiling in the four main rooms downstairs. The house would make for a magnificent home. However, it is zoned commercial and would also be perfect for use as a restaurant, Airbnb or antique store/tea room. The four rooms and hallway in the first floor have a solid concrete floor covered in tile. The second floor has all original heart pine flooring. The most recent use was as a Antique store. The large kitchen has a full hood system in place that, with a few upgrades, could be utilized as a full restaurant kitchen. The House is situated across from the historic depot and adjacent to the small commercial district. Ninety Six is home to of 2000 citizens in a county of almost 70,000 centered around Greenwood SC. Within 20 minutes of the house is are the economic draws of downtown Greenwood and the regional leader for retail and dining, Lake Greenwood with water Recreation and fishing, and Lander University, supplying up to 3800 students with liberal arts and science programs, as well as its professional programs in business, education and nursing. Ninety Six is named for a trading post constructed on the Cherokee path that was 96 miles from the Indian Village of Keowee in NW SC The fortified trading post played a major role during the Cherokee war in 1760 and the revolution 1775-1781. The National battlefield site is three miles from the house and attracts thousands of visitors interested in the regions colonial past. This property would make for a wonderful home for buyers who appreciate living in a small town with lots of reginal amenities, and as a commercial space is well positioned to take advantage of a growing regional market that caters to collegiate activities as well as recreational and historic tourism.



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