Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site

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Redcliffe
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Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site is located in South Carolina
Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site
Location 1.5 miles northeast of Beech Island on South Carolina Highway 125, Beech Island, South Carolina
Coordinates 33°24′58″N 81°52′56″W / 33.41611°N 81.88222°W / 33.41611; -81.88222Coordinates: 33°24′58″N 81°52′56″W / 33.41611°N 81.88222°W / 33.41611; -81.88222
Area 350 acres (140 ha)
Built 1857
Architect Berckmans, Louis
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 73001671[1]
Added to NRHP May 08, 1973

Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site is a state park in South Carolina, USA. Redcliffe Plantation, also known as Redcliffe, completed in 1859, is a Greek Revival plantation house located on the site that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2][3] The house was designed by the baron Louis Berckmans and was built in 1857. It was built for James Henry Hammond and was home to three generations of his descendants. His great-grandson John Shaw Billings, editor of Time, Life, and Fortune magazines, donated the estate and collections to the people of South Carolina in 1973. The same year it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Stirling, William (c. 1973). "Redcliffe" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Redcliffe, Aiken County (S.C. Hwy. 125, Beech Island)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 

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