Granny Corley's House | History of SC Slide Collection

"Granny" Corley and her family are regarded as the founders of Lexington County. Her house, a national style "I" house built in the late 18th century with exterior chimneys, is a good example of vernacular architecture, which means the kind of house that ordinary people built for themselves without asking an architect or designer for advice. An "I" house is usually one room deep and two rooms wide, with a center hall, and chimneys at each end.

Courtesy of the Lexington County Museum.