Reidville Academy Faculty House-Reidville, South Carolina

First built as housing for the principal of the Reidville Male Academy, this Greek Revival home evolved into a teacherage. Built in 1858, the house has also served as a private residence and museum.

Wilson Home-Jefferson, Georgia

This is the home of Gustavus James Nash Wilson. The photo of his home was featured at the front of his book about Jackson County, Georgia titled, The Early History of Jackson County, Georgia (1914).

This image was featured at the front of the book, and when I found out it was still standing, I knew I had to photograph it eventually. Built in 1886, the home has been modified over the years, but it still has some of the early details.

Foster’s Tavern-Spartanburg, South Carolina

A private residence now, this home began as a lodge and tavern in 1808. Construction of the home began in 1801 and is built with handmade bricks. It was a well-known stagecoach stop, and it was the last stop before people would head to the Glenn Springs resort town.

As a kid growing up in Spartanburg, there were always stories of this place being haunted. As an adult, I don’t believe in the existence of ghosts, but I remember peering out the car windows and looking up at the house to see if a ghost would appear. I never saw one, but I had many friends who claimed they did.

The home is in amazing condition which is a testament to the people who built this home. Another remarkable aspect of this home is that it has been continuously occupied since 1808. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.

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