Century House Plantation Ridgeway Fairfield County
- Location Ridgeway, Fairfield County
170 S. Dogwood Ave
- Origin of name Christened the Century House when the Ridgeway Garden Club purchased it in the 1960s, approximately 100 years after the house's construction.
- Other names Coleman House, Brick House
- Current status Serves as Ridgeway Town Hall
- ? Earliest known date of existence
- 1853 House built (National Register, p. 2)
James Buchanan Coleman built the house.
- 1865 The Century House was used as the headquarters for Confederate General Beauregard when they evacuated Columbia due to Sherman's Army (National Register, p. 3)
- 1872 James Buchanan Coleman died. His widow, Lucy Ascenith Hines Davis Coleman inherited the house.
After her husband's death, Mrs. Coleman ran a boarding house at her home due to its proximity to the Ridgeway depot.
- 1891 Lucy Ascenith Hines Davis Coleman, known as Miss Cenie, passed away.
- 1960s The Ridgeway Garden Club purchased the house.
- 2007 The house was renovated.
- ? The Century House became Ridgeway's town hall.
- Number of acres Angie Arndt shares with us, "[I am] not sure of the number of acres, but the plantation was said to have stretched to a road called the Devil's Race Track (still called that today) more than seven miles away."
- Primary crop ?
- Chronological list James Buchanan Coleman (?-1872); Lucy Ascenith Hines Davis Coleman (1872-1891); Ridgeway Garden Club (1960s-present, 2012)
- Number of slaves ?
- The house's bricks were made at the plantation and the walls are one-foot thick.
- National Register of Historic Places
Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1971
Photographs, architectural overview
- Claude Henry Neuffer, editor, Names in South Carolina, Volume I through 30 (Columbia, SC: The State Printing Company)
Order Names in South Carolina, Volumes I-XII, 1954-1965
Order Names in South Carolina, Index XIII-XVIII
- Town of Ridgeway
170 South Dogwood Avenue
Ridgeway, SC 29130
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