Octagon House (Laurens, South Carolina)

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Octagon House
Zelotes Holmes House, 619 East Main Street, Laurens (Laurens County, South Carolina).jpg
Zelotes Holmes House
Octagon House (Laurens, South Carolina) is located in South Carolina
Octagon House (Laurens, South Carolina)
Octagon House (Laurens, South Carolina) is located in the US
Octagon House (Laurens, South Carolina)
Location Laurens, South Carolina
Coordinates 34°29′57″N 82°0′5″W / 34.49917°N 82.00139°W / 34.49917; -82.00139Coordinates: 34°29′57″N 82°0′5″W / 34.49917°N 82.00139°W / 34.49917; -82.00139
Built 1859
Architect Zelotes Lee Holmes
Architectural style Octagon Mode, Other
NRHP Reference # 73001715[1]
Added to NRHP March 20, 1973

The Octagon House, also known as Zelotes Holmes House, is an historic octagonal house located at 619 East Main Street in Laurens, South Carolina.[2][3] Designed and built in 1859 to 1862 by the Rev. Zelotes Lee Holmes, a Presbyterian minister and teacher, it is thought to be the first concrete house erected in South Carolina.[3] It was called the Zelotes Holmes House by the Historic American Buildings Survey.[4]

Also known as the Old Holmes House, the Old Watson House and the Holmes-Watson House, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 20, 1973.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Caughman, Wright (August 24, 1972). "Octagon House" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Octagon House, Laurens County (619 E. Main St., Laurens)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Zelotes Holmes House (catalog record)". Historic American Buildings Survey. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 

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