April 21, 2017

Preservation Personals: South Carolina Home Seeks Genteel Owners

  • By: Jared Foretek

Bishopville, South Carolina, isn’t big, but I’ve been the talk of the town for some time.

They call me “The Manor” and say I’m one of the most impressive examples of the Neo-Classical style around, raving about my gabled roof, Corinthian columns, and decorative flourishes. We considered it unbecoming to brag in the South, but I’m happy to let the National Register for Historic Places do the talking.

I was built by Edward Tisdale, a prominent Bishopville businessman in his day, and the final touches were put on in 1918. I’ve been in the same family ever since, only now looking for a new owner to appreciate my numerous charms.

My five bedrooms and more than 5,000 square feet make me big enough for a real bed-and-breakfast or a very spacious single-family home. All the historic southern charm has been maintained, though important things like my utility systems have been updated. I had work on the roof done in 2006 and a new HVAC heat pump installed in 2014, so there’s no need to worry about my advanced age.

Bishopville is lovely, but my corner lot is also just a short drive from regional hubs like Florence or Hartsville and their lively colleges and arts scenes. I’m also under an hour’s drive from Columbia and all the excitement of the University of South Carolina.

A beautiful Southern mansion in the truest sense, I rarely change hands. See more of me here.

South Carolina Neoclassical exterior

photo by: Press Mabry

Bishopville, South Carolina 29010.

South Carolina Neoclassical dining room

photo by: Press Mabry

Feast your eyes upon my charming formal dining room.

South Carolina Neoclassical 2nd floor bedroom

photo by: Press Mabry

My first-floor bedroom has an original fireplace.

Jared Foretek is an editorial intern at the National Trust. He enjoys historic train stations, old bars, and interesting public spaces.


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