Whitehall, Aiken County, South Carolina

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Whitehall, Aiken County, South Carolina is located in South Carolina
Whitehall, Aiken County, South Carolina
Location 902 Magnolia St., Aiken, South Carolina
Coordinates 33°32′31″N 81°43′11″W / 33.54194°N 81.71972°W / 33.54194; -81.71972Coordinates: 33°32′31″N 81°43′11″W / 33.54194°N 81.71972°W / 33.54194; -81.71972
Area 1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Built 1928 (1928)
Architect Irvin, Willis
Architectural style Georgian Revival
Governing body Private
MPS Aiken Winter Colony TR
NRHP Reference # 84000527[1]
Added to NRHP November 27, 1984

Whitehall is a historic home located at Aiken, SC. It was constructed about 1928 for Robert R. McCormick, one of the owners of the Chicago Tribune.[2][3] The house was designed by Willis Irvin of Augusta, who won a Gold Medal for Domestic Work at the 1929 Southern Architectural Exhibition with its design. The one-story house was actually built on the foundation of an earlier, two-story house that had been destroyed by a fire. It is believed that some of the ornate interior woodwork came from the home of John C. Calhoun’s daughter. Whitehall gets its name form the old Whitehall estate on the ruins of which this house was constructed. Whitehall is a one-story, brick, U-shaped, Georgian Revival residence. Each of the three sections has a gabled roof. The two projecting wings are pedimented and have a boxed cornice with block modillions, round vents and Doric pilasters at the corners. The central section features a pedimented Doric portico sheltering a central entrance with a semicircular fanlight and sidelights. A Doric entablature extends across the central section. Fenestration is regular six over six with dentiled architraves. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places November 27, 1984.

The residential area now surrounding this house was once part of the estate of Robert R. McCormick.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Historic Whitehall" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Whitehall, Aiken County (902 Magnolia St., Aiken)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 

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