James Dunklin House

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James Dunklin House
James Dunklin House.jpg
James Dunklin House, February 2012
James Dunklin House is located in South Carolina
James Dunklin House
Location 544 W. Main St., Laurens, South Carolina
Coordinates 34°29′52″N 82°1′24″W / 34.49778°N 82.02333°W / 34.49778; -82.02333Coordinates: 34°29′52″N 82°1′24″W / 34.49778°N 82.02333°W / 34.49778; -82.02333
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built c. 1812 (1812)
Architectural style S.C. upcountry farmhouse
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 74001861[1]
Added to NRHP October 1, 1974

James Dunklin House, also known as the Williams-Watts-Todd-Dunklin House, is a historic home located at Laurens, Laurens County, South Carolina. It was built about 1812, and is a two-story, five bay, upcountry farmhouse, or I-house. It features informally spaced columns and two pipe-stem chimneys. An 1845 wing was removed in 1950 and converted into a six-room apartment building located behind the main house. At this time a first-floor sun porch was added to the rear of the house. Also on the property are outbuildings including a renovated slave cabin, a garage apartment, and a reconstruction of a kitchen at Colonial Williamsburg.[2][3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1] It is located in the Laurens Historic District.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Nenie Dixon and Fredrick J. Griffiths (April 1974). "James Dunklin House" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved June 2014. 
  3. ^ "James Dunklin House, Laurens County (544 W. Main St., Laurens)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved June 2014.