Vernacular House in Spartanburg County | History of SC Slide Collection

This vernacular house in Spartanburg County, built with a gable front, is a good example of the type of tenant farm house that could have been built anywhere in the state of South Carolina between 1850 and 1900. It was photographed in 1918 by the U.S. Medical Corps as part of a study of the widespread incidence of pellagra, a disease which was believed to be caused in part by substandard housing and living conditions.

Courtesy of the South Caroliniana Library.


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