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$ 479,000

c. 1900 Center Hall Colonial

5403 Springfield Road
Williston, South Carolina

The Historic Thompson House

Colonial Thompson House in historic Williston, SC sits on 2.8 wooded, landscaped acres. Williston, an important part of the cotton industry (until the march of the boll-weevil), then the heart of the once-booming SC asparagus industry (until largely displaced by California’s longer growing season), was an important commercial area of South Carolina, but is now a peaceful backwater known more for its relaxed lifestyle and location with no traffic, no lines yet handy to Aiken, North Augusta, Columbia and Charleston.

This carefully and lovingly restored home offers a luxurious master suite, parlor, formal living and dining rooms on the first floor and four spacious bedrooms on the second floor. The grand entryway, with its sweeping staircase, draws you into a comfortable layout made for entertaining. The original “paymaster” room with window is still intact along with original woodwork, glass door knobs, hardware and several “wavy glass” window panes. The home is punctuated by roofed wrap-around porches.

The hardwood floors sparkle throughout (Heart Pine, Oak plus Brazilian Cherry in the kitchen). Antique chandeliers, fireplaces in many rooms, a completely updated eat-in kitchen boasting stainless steel appliances, an island counter and original Butler’s pantry complete this home’s atmosphere of comfort and high degree of ambiance.

The impressively-wooded grounds are completed by a three car detached garage with overhead storage, a 10' x 35' deck, a patio and fully fenced backyard.



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Brass Stair Dust Plates
Brass Stair Dust Plates
Parlor
Parlor
Parlor Fireplace with Gas/Coal Insert
Parlor Fireplace with Gas/Coal Insert
Parlor 14x14
Parlor 14x14
Living Room 20x15
Living Room 20x15
Plantation Shutters
Plantation Shutters
Dining Room 17x17
Dining Room 17x17
Dining Room with Gas Fireplace
Dining Room with Gas Fireplace
Butlers Pantry
Butlers Pantry
Wood Burning Fireplace
Wood Burning Fireplace
Original "Paymaster" Window
Original "Paymaster" Window
Eat in Kitchen 24x17
Eat in Kitchen 24x17
Custom Mahogany Cabinets
Brazilian Cherry Floor
Brazilian Cherry Floor
Eat in Kitchen
Eat in Kitchen
Double Gas Oven
Double Gas Oven
Pull Out Drawers & Bread Box
Pull Out Drawers & Bread Box
Master on Main Floor
Master on Main Floor
Master with Fireplace
Master with Fireplace
Jacuzzi Tub
Jacuzzi Tub
Large Center Hallway
Large Center Hallway
Upstairs Hallway
Upstairs Hallway
Bedroom 17x15
Bedroom 17x15
Bedroom 17x13
Bedroom 17x13
Pickled Fireplace
Pickled Fireplace
Bedroom 17x13
Bedroom 17x13
Bedroom/Office/Exercise Room
Bedroom/Office/Exercise Room
Laundry Room 11x7
Laundry Room 11x7
Entry with Original Glass
Entry with Original Glass
Wrap Around Porch
Wrap Around Porch
Deck
Deck
Deck & Brick Patio
Deck & Brick Patio
40x28 Garage
40x28 Garage
3 Car Garage with Attic
3 Car Garage with Attic
Thompson Family
Thompson Family
Thompson Family
Thompson Family
Bedrooms 5
Full Baths 2
Half Baths 1
Heated Sq. Ft. 3,900
Stories 2
Acres 2.8

Features.

  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 1st Floor Bedroom
  • 1st Floor Laundry Room
  • Attic
  • Bonus Room
  • Crawl Space
  • Dining room
  • Entry Hall
  • Foyer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Laundry Room
  • Living room
  • Master bedroom downstairs
  • Automatic outside lights
  • Driveway - Paved
  • Fenced Yard
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Rear Deck
  • Storage Building
  • Storm Windows
  • Detached Workshop
  • Built-in Cabinets
  • Ceiling Fans
  • 8 Fireplaces: Coal
  • Gas Logs
  • High Ceilings
  • Jacuzzi
  • Natural gas fireplace
  • Original wood windows
  • Walk-In Closets
  • Wood floors
  • Central air
  • City sewer
  • City water supply
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Gas heating
  • Heat pump
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Security System
  • Water Heater - Gas
  • Butler's Pantry
  • Carriage House
  • 9-foot Ceilings
  • Plaster Walls
  • Ripple Glass
  • Wrap Around Porch
  • Brazilian cherry floors
  • Cedar siding
  • Heart Pine Floors
  • Landscaped Yard
  • Mature Trees
  • Moldings/Mantels
  • Original Columns
  • Outbuildings w/Electricity
  • Totally Renovated

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Agent Contact Information

Carolina Real Estate Company

Sean P. Schaeffner

Phone: 803-635-2114
Mobile: 803-718-0909

www.carolinarealestatecompany.com

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More About This House

Extremely well built historic home on South Carolina historic corridor. Terminix replacement contract is transferable. Cedar siding on original home.

Augusta National Golf Club, 45 minutes, excellent potential rental.

Augusta Georgia is 30 minutes, when driving through Beach Island. Orangeburg is 45 minutes. Barnwell is only 15 minutes.

History The William Galletly Thompson House

...............1852................
John Galettly dies in Scotland leaving a large estate and two sons, John and George Roberson Galently. John goes to Australia leaving his brother to settle the estate.

..............1852............
The trustees drag and nothing gets settled. George becomes impatient Sails off to South Carolina writing his brother that he forfeits his part in the estate. He changes his name on the trip to Henry Melville Thompson.

.............1853.........
Henry is in Williston area. Marries, begins a family and teaches. He erects Shiloh Academy 8 miles from While Pond and in 1863 there were 83 male and female students: it was described as very successful.

............1866............

Henry becomes dissatisfied. Some say he got gold feer and that is the reason he sold their household good and sailed to Australia, arriving in 1867 with his wife , six children.
On the trip to Australia, he changes their names back to Galletly. He plans to stay.

.............1870...........

Within three years George and his family leave Port Adelaid in march 1870 for Boston and ultimately South Carolina. He changes their names back to Thompson, keeping Gallently as a part of each child's name but adding the Thompson.

Life returns to normal. Henry is a lawyer. The family lives on a farm. the oldest son john manages the farm. Henry and his wife Josephine bear and raise twelve children. In 1886 Henry died. In 1900 John and his wife and two children are still living with Josephine and they are farmers.


William Gallently Thompson, the second son of HM Thompson, married Susan Willis. In 1900 he was also farming like his brother, and he has a wife and eight children. But by 1910 he is a hardware merchant and they are renting in Williston. He died one year later. Susan continued to rent and raise her children. In 1920 her son Henry M. Thompson is President of The Bank of Williston. He his wife, three children, and also rent homes in town.

In 1920 Henry bought a lot for $600 and deeded it to his mother. The 1930 census shows her and four of her children living in town on Davis Bridge Road/ Springfield Street in a house valued at $12,000. This is the Original Quality Historic home for sale, 5403 Springfield rd. Williston, SC.

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