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Old Pendleton Photos Part 2

Old Pickens House

Photo Credit: An old photo of the Pickens House which stood right outside Pendleton where the Quattlebaums live-more information on this house below.

Photo Credit: An old photo of the Pickens House which stood right outside Pendleton where the Quattlebaums live-more information on this house below.

More Old Photos of Pendleton South Carolina

This page is a continuation of Pendleton Old Photos

It was getting quite long with nearly 50 pictures and I thought it was about time to start a second part as I still have more photos to share.

Pendleton folks of all ages have been so generous with their treasured photographs and it has brought much pleasure to a lot of people. It is my sincere hope that the first lens will continue to be viewed and enjoyed as well as this new one.

I am continuing to add more Old Photos as they are shared with me and am adding them to both sites so please keep checking both Pendleton Old Photos and Pendleton Old Photos 2. Thanks.


Note: In 2015, Pendleton will celebrate its 225th anniversary. There are all kinds of special events being planned throughout the whole year.

Take the Walking Tour in Historic Pendleton SC - I think you will enjoy it!

Whether you are a local or a visitor, you will enjoy this stroll around our lovely little town.

I have this tour on my Kindle so it is easy to use when needed.

Rare Photograph of the Old Pickens House

Rare Photograph of the Old Pickens House

Rare Photograph of the Old Pickens House

Old Pickens House

in Pendleton South Carolina

Tim Drake, a local historian and active member of the Pendleton Historic Foundation, had this to say about this house.

The Old Pickens House was built around the year 1800 and was one of Pendleton's earliest plantation houses. It was supposed to be almost identical to "Mount Jolly", the late 1700's home of my uncle Zachariah Taliaferro (which stood on the present day Simpson Research Farm). It originally had a long front piazza, and the classical portico pictured here was added in the 1830's (about the same time one was added to Ft. Hill). The double front doors, which led into separate rooms, give a hint of its early age because it was built before the center hall plan became popular in this area. It was included in the HABS survey of Pendleton that was done in the 1930s, but they just made floor-plan diagrams and took no picture. I don't know the name of the original builder, but it was later owned/lived in by descendants of General Andrew Pickens. I think it was called "The Poplars" or "Poplar Lane".

old pickens house pendleton sc

old pickens house pendleton sc

The Quattlebaums Lived In The Old Pickens House

Shelby Quattlebaum Shares This Story of this old home

After brothers Don and Richard Quattlebaum graduated from Clemson University, they purchased this 256 acre farm from Mr. and Mrs. J. Monroe Tinsley. The Tinsleys previously had a dairy farm and that was exactly what the Quattlebaums wanted to do along with their wives, Opal and Shelby. They named it Greenglow Farm and in 1956 began their Dairy Farm.

Richard had recently returned from the Army so he and Shelby were living in a mobile home on the farm while Don and Opal lived in the big house. Both women were pregnant at this time with their first children.

On New Year's Eve 1959 the house caught on fire and in 45 minutes nearly everything they owned was gone up in flames. The house was built of pine and the fire was started in the attic from the wiring or a squirrel. Both families as well as Don and Richard's mother had their belongings in the house.

Thirty One Days after the house burned, Don and Opal had a daughter, Donna. They lived with Opal's parents until one of the tenant houses on the farm was remodeled.

Three and a half months after the house burned Richard and Shelby had a daughter, Tammy. They continued to live on the farm in a larger mobile home.

In 1968 both brothers built homes on the farm. Don and Opal were blessed with twin boys in 1969. Both brothers and their families continued to farm until the dairy herd was sold in 1979. 214 Acres of the farm land was later sold to Senator T. Ed Garrison.

Both families continue to live on part of the farm in the houses they built in 1968.

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Thank you Shelby for sharing this story.

Jackie Reynolds of Pendleton Historic Foundation Shares Photos

Pictures of Blue Ridge Esso and an Old Photo of Farmers Hall

Jackie dated these photos by the presence of telephone poles and the roads. She said that the road around the town square was paved in 1928. Thank you, Jackie for sharing these wonderful old photographs with us. Do you have some old Pendleton Photos that you would like to share? Let me know by leaving a comment in the guestbook near the bottom of this page.

Smith's Esso Station 1936 in Pendleton, SC - I sure depended on Jimmy Smith to keep my car running for me when I was teaching at PES

Smith's Esso Station 1936 in Pendleton, SC

Smith's Esso Station 1936 in Pendleton, SC

Jim Smith Shares Some Family History

and information on above photo. Thank you, Jim

According to Jim Smith, the persons in the 1936 photo above are left to right:

James Dawson Smith III, H.L. Crenshaw and Dexter Gossett

Jim also shared the following history of their family business. In 1919 James Dawson Smith II and 2 partners established Blue Ridge Oil Co. on the square in downtown Pendleton. In prior years this had been the old Cherry Hotel lot and at one time where Cobb's Hotel had been located. A filling station was built and then in 1920 Smith II became the sole owner.

A couple of years later, Smith II became the Distributor for the Standard Oil Co. of J.J. as well as being owner and operator of the filling station. He died in 1945. James Dawson Smith III had joined his father in the business after graduating from the Citadel in 1934 and was active in the operation until his death in 1986. James Dawson Smith IV joined his father in the business after graduating from the Citadel in 1959 and remained there until he closed the business in 2001.

After several name changes Standard Oil of J.J. became Exxon and the three Smith generations operated the Distributorship and Service Station continually for some 80 years.

Each Smith (II, III, and IV) was proud to live in and be a part of Pendleton. They greatly enjoyed and appreciated their friends and customers over the many years.

This building now houses Avenue of Oaks Antiques and if you haven't been in there, I highly recommend it. It is a real treat.

Smith's Esso Station 1955

Smith's Esso Station 1955

Smith's Esso Station 1955

Do you remember a road in front of Farmers Hall?

Jacky Manley told me that he knows the name of the road that used to run directly in front of the Farmers Hall but he won't tell me. Every time I see him he asked me if I have found the answer yet.

Come on, Folks, help me out here! Does anyone remember the name of that road? I remember the road but haven't a clue about its name.

Frances Barnette emailed me and said that Calvin remembered that the street was called "Short Street".

Farmers Hall in the 1920s - notice the black trim - Do you remember when it looked like this?

Farmers Hall in the 1920s - notice the black trim

Farmers Hall in the 1920s - notice the black trim

About Portman Shoals

Visit "Discover South Carolina" for more information

The Portman Shoals marker located at SC 24 and the Seneca River one mile north of I-85 commemorates the Portman Shoals Power Plant that is now submerged beneath the waters of Lake Hartwell. When it began its transmission of electricity it was the longest high voltage electricity line in the country. Because of its success Anderson became known as the "Electric City."

http://discoversouthcarolina.com/

Portman Shoals Dam on Seneca River contributed by Jerry Sloan

Portman Shoals Dam on Seneca River contributed by Jerry Sloan

Portman Shoals Dam on Seneca River contributed by Jerry Sloan

Original 25 cent script note

Issued by Pendleton Manufacturing Co.

This is an original 25 cent script note owned by Jerry Sloan Jr. It was issued by Pendleton Manufacturing Co. as wages to be used at the Company Store for goods manufactured by them or for debts due them. It was signed by B.F. Sloan on Feb. 11, 1861. B.F. Sloan is Jerry Sloan Jr.'s Great Great Grandfather.

John Sitton added some interesting information about Pendleton Manufacturing Co.

LaFrance, was formerly know as Autun, home of The Pendleton Manufacturing Co., the state's oldest cotton mill still in operation. Ironically, I now live a stone's throw from Autun, where My Grandfather, Eugene N was born. My Great Granddad owned and operated the mill at Autun. Pendleton Oil Mill was begun on it's present site, where AJ and John B. already operated a steam cotton gin, in part to facilitate a steady supply of cotton to the mill at Autun. See:


Original 25 cent Script Note dated 1861

Original 25 cent Script Note dated 1861

Original 25 cent Script Note dated 1861

J.C.Sloan Sr. at a train wreck in Pendleton, SC. About 13 years of age.

J.C.Sloan Sr. at a train wreck in Pendleton, SC. About 13 years of age.

J.C.Sloan Sr. at a train wreck in Pendleton, SC. About 13 years of age.

Dr. P.H.E. Sloan at Clemson College. He was the first paid employee of Clemson College. The memorial hangs in Tillman Hall.

Dr. P.H.E. Sloan at Clemson College. He was the first paid employee of Clemson College. The memorial hangs in Tillman Hall.

Dr. P.H.E. Sloan at Clemson College. He was the first paid employee of Clemson College. The memorial hangs in Tillman Hall.

PHE Sloan Memorial at Clemson University

PHE Sloan Memorial at Clemson University

PHE Sloan Memorial at Clemson University

Harry and Hattie Sloan in Backyard of Bee House

Contributed by Jerry Sloan

This is a picture of Harry Augustus Sloan and Hattie Smith Sloan. Father and mother of J.C.Sloan Sr., and Grandfather and Grandmother of J.C.Sloan Jr. Harry was employed as Chief of Police in Pendleton from 1924-1940. They owned and lived in the Bee House. They are sitting in the back yard of the Bee House on Main Street in Pendleton.

The Sloans

The Sloans

The Sloans

Clemson Tiger Football Team 1906-1907

Clemson Tiger Football Team 1906-1907

Clemson Tiger Football Team 1906-1907

Home that sits at the corner of W. Queen and Mechanic Street. Was B.C.Edens home

Home that sits at the corner of W. Queen and Mechanic Street.  Was B.C.Edens home

Home that sits at the corner of W. Queen and Mechanic Street. Was B.C.Edens home

Boscobel Lake

Newspaper clipping contributed by Martha Seawright

Do you remember Boscobel Lake with the big slides? I sure do. Martha Seawright shared this Daily Mail newspaper clipping with us and I just love it. It doesn't have the year but on the back was this ad.

At Your Service

An autographed photograph of lovely Lana Turner, currently appearing in "Ziegfeld Girl," will be mailed if a 2 cent stamp is enclosed for postage.

Simply address Hollywood Today 6365 Selma Ave., Hollywood, Calif., and it will be mailed immediately.

Note received from Tom Vegod:

"Ziegfield Girl" was released 25 April 1941.

Newspaper clipping from The Daily Mail - date unknown - Thank you Martha Seawright for sharing this.

Newspaper clipping from The Daily Mail - date unknown - Thank you Martha Seawright for sharing this.

Newspaper clipping from The Daily Mail - date unknown - Thank you Martha Seawright for sharing this.

Ken Hancock shares this picture of Boscobel in the 20's

Ken Hancock shares this picture of Boscobel in the 20's

Ken Hancock shares this picture of Boscobel in the 20's

Pendleton High School Class of 1941 Friends

Thank you, Martha for contributing this picture which was taken on May 28, 1941. Martha said that this was some of her friends that got together around graduation time from Pendleton High School.

Martha also contributed the picture of the whole class taken in front of the high school.

Tenth graders reading left to right, front row: Miss Kathryn Dillard, teacher; Dorothy Mullikin, Dorothy Simpson, Eunice Shirley, Christine Cole, Geneva Wilson, Mary Doris Wilson. Second Row: Martha Seawright, Sara Jones, Frances Cann, Edith Hopkins, Hazel Boggs. Third row: Bertha Gibson, Jennie Lou Horton, Gladys Bridges, Billy Barnette, Fourth Row: Doris Norris, Althea Harbin, Kellie Gibson, Harry Williams. Fifth row: Louis Brooks, Jennie Ruth Moore, Frances Seaborn, Martha Buchanan, Dorothy Williamson, Lila Garrison, Alex Smith. Sixth row: Edward Cothran, John Palmer, Margaret Wells, Mary Gladys Davis, Mary Eunice Evatt, Nellie Browning, John Moore, Henry Pitts. Seventh row: William Moore, John Coker, James Hill, Cyril Moore, M.C. Ellington, Ozran Holden, James Strickland, Fred Gambrell, Nelson Gibson, Frank Wilson. Eighth row: Shaffer Poore, Furman Watkins, Milford Owens, Stewart Perry, Miss Nancy McCain, teacher; and Supt. George A. Brown. (Photo by Lewis Moorhead, Green's Studio)

PHS Class of 1941

PHS Class of 1941

PHS Class of 1941

May 28, 1941

May 28, 1941

May 28, 1941

Lilly and Willis Newton

Lilly and Willis Newton built and lived in the home that Hugh and Barbara Dyar now live on 626 Medlock Circle in Pendleton SC

Martha Seawright sent this info from her sister, Nell Reeves 10/17/08

Nell has viewed the lens on which Lilly Newton is shown. First, the name in the heading is mispelled. It is spelled Lilly not Lity. Nell says that Willis was working on the roof of their house about 1921 when he stepped on a nail and died of lockjaw. Lilly built the house on Medlock Street after his death.

The Willis Newtons

The Willis Newtons

The Willis Newtons

Newton Sisters

Daughters of Mary and Leard Newton.

L to R Decie Newton Seawright lived to 96 yrs

Eva Newton Crenshaw lived to 109 yrs

Blanche Newton Richey lived to 84 yrs

Decie, Eva and Blanche

Decie, Eva and Blanche

Decie, Eva and Blanche

Descendants of Leard and Mary Newton

Descendants of Leard and Mary Newton

Descendants of Leard and Mary Newton

Descendants of Leard and Mary Newton

A Gathering at one of the many birthday parties for Eva Crenshaw

All are cousins:

LtoR Ruth Boggs, Decie N. Seawright, Vada Boggs, Annie Lee Boggs, Blanche N. Richey, Lewellyn Richey

2nd Row Eva N. Crenshaw, Joe Pearson, Martha Seawright

Decie Newton Seawright

Decie Newton Seawright

Decie Newton Seawright

Mr. Bob Seawright

Mr. Bob Seawright

Mr. Bob Seawright

Preserving you old photographs

Banks McFadden shaving a Freshman Bill Crenshaw's head.

Banks McFadden shaving a Freshman Bill Crenshaw's head.

Banks McFadden shaving a Freshman Bill Crenshaw's head.

Janice Crenshaw Gunnin Shares This Photo

Thanks Janice and Great to hear from you!

"At the left, Banks McFadden,Clemson's great football star,

gets a little pre-practice exercise wielding the clippers

on a hapless freshman's head.

It's business not pleasure with McFadden;

the freshman will have to pay for his hair cut."

excerpt from The Greenville News

Greenville, SC September 14, 1939.

Crenshaw Family 1963

Crenshaw Family 1963

Crenshaw Family 1963

The Crenshaw's

First Row: Mattie Crenshaw, Horace Crenshaw, Harold Crenshaw, Mary Crenshaw Smith

Second Row: Ed Crenshaw, Bill Crenshaw, Sarah Crenshaw Couch, Mildred Crenshaw Alford

PHS Class of 1959 Planning 50th Reunion - More Photos Soon of The Class of 1959

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