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.
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.
Built in 1911 by Walter S. Montgomery (Spartan Mills), this Queen Anne has been called home by several families. Notably, the Oren L. Brady family and descendants (Treasurers of Spartanburg) lived here from 1937 to the 1980s.
In earlier photos, the home was painted white. The current paint color draws out the cornice detail.
I am also fond of how into Halloween the current residents are.