Rose Hill Plantation House

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Rose Hill Plantation House
Rose Hill Plantation House, 2.5 miles Northwest of intersection of U.S. HIghwa, Bluffton vicinity (Beaufort County, South Carolina).jpg
Rose Hill Plantation House in 1986
Rose Hill Plantation House is located in South Carolina
Rose Hill Plantation House
Rose Hill Plantation House is located in the US
Rose Hill Plantation House
Nearest city Bluffton, South Carolina
Coordinates 32°17′42″N 80°52′31″W / 32.29500°N 80.87528°W / 32.29500; -80.87528Coordinates: 32°17′42″N 80°52′31″W / 32.29500°N 80.87528°W / 32.29500; -80.87528
Area 11.7 acres (4.7 ha)
Built 1858, 1946-1949
Architect 1858, unknown; 1946-1949, Willis Irvin
Architectural style Carpenter Gothic
NRHP Reference # 83002185[1]
Added to NRHP May 19, 1983

Rose Hill Plantation House is an historic Carpenter Gothic house located on US 278 in Bluffton, South Carolina.[2][3] It was begun in 1858 for Dr. John Kirk and Caroline Kerk, his wife, but construction was interrupted by the Civil War and not resumed until after World War II when it was renovated and finished by architect Willis Irvin for John Sturgeon and Florence Sturgeon, his wife. On May 19, 1983, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[4][5]

According to tradition, the house was spared ordered destruction during the Civil War after a Union soldier declared "this house is too beautiful to be burned".[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Wylie, Suzanne Pickens; John E. Wells; Iva Roberts Welton (February 1, 1993). "Rose Hill Plantation House" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Rose Hill Plantation House, Beaufort County (U.S. Hwy. 278, Bluffton vicinity)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  4. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  5. ^ South Carolina Department of Archives and History listing for Rose Hill Plantation House
  6. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1938). The Ocean Highway: New Brunswick, New Jersey to Jacksonville, Florida. Works Progress Administration. pp. 141–142. 

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