c. 1900 Center Hall Colonial
Williston, South Carolina 29853
The Historic Thompson House
Located on South Carolina National Heritage Corridor, potential Bed and Breakfast.
Blocks away from all your shopping needs. Also, Shop in Augusta, Ga, Barnwell or Aiken, Sc, Walmart 15 minutes from this Colonial Thompson Home in comfortable, peaceful, historic Williston, SC and enjoy a large fenced wooded, landscaped lot. Blocks away from all your shopping needs,
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, is now a safe, peaceful town known more for its relaxed lifestyle and location with no traffic, no lines yet handy to Aiken, North Augusta, Columbia, Orangeburg, Charleston and Barnwell. Five miles to SRP Williston gate.
This carefully and lovingly restored home offers 9 1/2 ft ceilings, a luxurious master suite with fireplace and 17 x 7 closet, parlor, formal living and dining rooms, butlers pantry 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.
Due to $100,000 price reduction, home is being sold as is.
Pre qualified buyers by appointment only please.
Most furnishings and tools (including antiques) available separately.
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|Heated Sq. Ft.||3,900|
- Furnishings Available
- 1st Floor Bath
- 1st Floor Bedroom
- 1st Floor Laundry Room
- Bonus Room
- Dining room
- Entry Hall
- Gourmet Kitchen
- Laundry Room
- Living room
- Master bedroom downstairs
- Driveway - Paved
- Fenced Yard
- Rear Deck
- Storage Building
- Storm Windows
- Detached Workshop
- 8 Fireplaces: Wood
- Gas Logs
- High Ceilings
- Natural gas fireplace
- Walk-In Closet(s)
- 1 Walk-in Shower(s)
- Central air
- City sewer
- City water supply
- Gas heating
- Heat pump
- 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
- Original Columns
- Outbuildings w/Electricity
- oversize 3 car garage with walk up attic
- Pay Master room off Kitchen
- Pay Master window in Hallway
- Totally Renovated
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Keller Williams Realty, Aiken Partners
Mobile: (862) 268-0161
Office: (803) 262-4460
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More About This HouseExtremely well built historic home on South Carolina historic corridor. Potential B&B.
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 and WalMart are only 15 minutes. Aiken is 25 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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