Buzhardt-Eidson House-Ward, South Carolina

The first date on this house I read was 1904, which felt late to me. According to the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, the house was built by Jacob P. Buzhardt, a local farmer and merchant, in 1905. I investigated census records, and the Buzhardt family did live in two different places according to the 1900 and 1910 census records. The 1910 census records do confirm they were living in this house at the time. Eventually the home was sold to Victor Eidson, and the home stayed in the Eidson family for several decades.

I am not an architecture expert by any stretch of the imagination, so I always confirm what I am thinking with a couple of friends who know much more than me. I am calling this an eclectic Queen Anne Victorian. There are elements of Queen Anne, Gothic Revival, and Carpenter Gothic. I love a gable and a fancy porch.

This is a 1980 photo from the South Carolina Department of Archives and History. It looks like there used to be a screened-in porch at one time.

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