Ambrose, H. W., House - Conway, South Carolina
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 33° 50.820 W 079° 03.501
17S E 679641 N 3746887
Quick Description: Large historic home in Conway, South Carolina.
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 11/9/2007 12:59:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM2J33
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member deano1943
Views: 15

Long Description:

The H.W. Ambrose House, an adaptation of the English manor (or Tudor Revival) style, is significant as a fine example of a house-type reminiscent of an architectural style popular in Canada, and one very rare in the Southeast. The house, which was built from 1924 to 1926, is a large two-and-one-half-story, cruciform plan, brick residence. A steeply-pitched gable roof encompasses the top one-and-one-half stores and is sheathed in slate. The house is also significant for its association with Henry Ambrose who served as general manager of the Conway Lumber Company from 1906 until his death in 1937. He built the house for his wife, Maude Law Ambrose, a native of Canada. She wanted her new house to remind her of the architectural styles of that area. A contributing one-and-one-half story, three bay garage and pool house, built in the same style of the main house is included in the nominated property. Listed in the National Register August 5, 1986. ~ South Carolina Department of Archives and History website

Street address:
1503 Elm St.
Conway, South Carolina


County / Borough / Parish: Horry County

Year listed: 1986

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949

Historic function: Domestic

Current function: Domestic

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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