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Property Name Gippy Plantation
Reference Number 16000414
State South Carolina
County Berkeley
Town Moncks Corner
Street Address 366 Avenue of Oaks
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 6/23/2016
Areas of Significance Architecture, Landscape Architecture
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/16000414.pdf
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Gippy Plantation is eligible for individual listing in the National Register of Historic Places at the local level under Criterion C in the Area of Significance for Architecture. Built in the 1850s, Gippy Plantation was identified as eligible for the National Register in 1971 for its mid-19th century architecture, and additionally in a 1989 survey of historic resources in Berkeley County. Gippy is the only extant Greek Revival dwelling in Moncks Corner, and is an excellent and notable example of its type in Berkeley County. The dwelling stands out amongst its historic neighbors as a unique regional example of mid-19th style, retaining considerable historic fabric both in overall character and detail. The setting, which includes the property's original oak allee, agricultural fields, and late-19th century outbuildings contribute to a feeling and association for Gippy that is reminiscent of its 19th century history. The dwelling underwent changes in 1928 by the Charleston architectural firm Simons & Lapham. These early twentieth-century alterations were sympathetic to the existing Greek Revival design elements, but were also a strong reflection of the Colonial Revival of the early twentieth-century. Made with a conscious eye toward retaining most of the dwelling's historic fabric, these alterations are significant for their association with the firm, a leader in the early-to-mid 1900s preservation movement in the Lowcountry, and representative of the firm's work conducted throughout the region at this time.

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