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"a [not so] small, but [highly] convenient House of Brick": The St. Paul's Parsonage, Hollywood, South Carolina

Author(s): Kimberly Pyszka ; Kalen McNabb ; Maureen Hays

Year: 2016

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Constructed in 1707, the foundational remains of the St. Paul’s Parish parsonage provide a rare opportunity to study an early colonial residence in South Carolina. Based on 2010 excavations, the parsonage was believed to be a traditional hall and parlor plan; however, recent excavations revealed that the parsonage likely had an enclosed projecting entrance tower. While this feature was common in mid-to-late-17th-century houses in England, Virginia, and other English colonies, they are very rare in South Carolina. As some of the earliest and most intact foundations in the region, the information gained from the parsonage provides greater insight into early residences in the colony and leads to a rethinking of the image of early colonial South Carolina as a frontier, backwoods colony. Additionally, it is argued that parish supervisors intentionally designed the parsonage as a reflection of the Anglican Church’s presence, wealth, and influence within the developing Carolina colony.

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"a [not so] small, but [highly] convenient House of Brick": The St. Paul's Parsonage, Hollywood, South Carolina. Kimberly Pyszka, Kalen McNabb, Maureen Hays. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434673)


Temporal Keywords
Colonial Period

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 179

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America