Jammie Seay was a Revolutionary War soldier from Virginia who relocated to Spartanburg after the war. The Seay House was built sometime between 1780-1800. It is the oldest house in the Spartanburg city limits. The rear ell and porch were later additions.
I love folk Victorians, so when I saw this one, I was dismayed that all the land around this 1885 home had been clear-cut. I stopped to take a few photos thinking that this would not be around much longer. According to the Upstate Business Journal, the home will be a centerpiece of a mix-use development.
After researching a bit, this home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The home was built by Henry Howe and E. Foggette. The photos of the farm can be seen on the South Carolina Department of Archives and History.
Built in 1885, this home served the as the local Methodist parsonage. It was moved to its current location in 1907. It’s a contributing property to the Hampton Heights Historic District.
This 1853 Italianate farmhouse is built right on the county line between Spartanburg and Greenville. It is officially claimed by Greenville County. The home still contains all original details.
Notice the Masonic symbol below the roofline. That is an interesting detail to survive over the years.