Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Colleton House Awarded Beaufort Historical Foundation Plaque

The Elmore - Henderson House in Walterboro
A historic house located in downtown Walterboro on Wichman Street, in close proximity to the IGA grocery store, has been awarded a new plaque. This residence was built in 1823 by Senator Franklin Harper Elmore, before spending more than a century in the care of the Henderson family. On Sunday November 1, new owners Mr. and Mrs. Doug Tilden hosted a small gathering of preservationists and historians to celebrate the Elmore-Henderson House.
A portrait of Senator Franklin Harper Elmore was present
This grand residence in Walterboro has been maintained by Doug and Sue Tilden since 2011 when they purchased the property, which is also know as Orange Grove. Mr. Doug Tilden has recently retired after an international architecture career with special emphasis on rail and metro projects including Grand Central Station in New York City.
Walterboro Mayor Bill Young, Orange Grove owner Sue Tilden,
and Maxine Lutz with Beaufort Historical Foundation

“We chose Walterboro as our retirement destination,” said Sue Tilden. “We are glad to raise awareness about the historical significance in our part of the Lowcountry.” The Tilden’s see their tenure as owners of the Elmore-Henderson House as a way to continue the stewardship that is already underway in their neighborhood. The new plaque reads ‘The Elmore-Henderson House, circa 1823 – Beaufort Historic Foundation.’
To read the feature article in the newspaper click on Colletonian.

To view past blog entries about the Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society click on 2013 - 2012 - 2011

To view past blog entries about historical preservation click on Upper Dorchester County - Yemassee - Edisto Island

To view past blog entries from Beaufort click on Tricentennial / Dendochronology - Blueways Paddling Trail - Elco Cruisette - Reef Ex - 2013 Redfish Cup Finals

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