Pawleys Island Historic District, Pawleys Island

Pawleys Island Historic District is a national historic district located at Pawleys Island, Georgetown County, South Carolina. The district encompasses 12 contributing buildings and contains buildings ranging from ca. 1780 to post World War I, and includes shoreline and marshland. The building style is a variation of West Indian architecture which has been adapted to Pawleys climatic conditions. The original houses on Pawleys are not mansions but summer retreats, sturdily built and large enough to accommodate big families. Designed for the greatest degree of ventilation, with porches on multiple sides and with high brick foundations providing protection against gale tides, many of the 20th-century buildings have adhered to the traditional design that has proven well suited to this environment. The houses are equipped with large chimneys and fireplaces. Breezeways attached at the rear of the houses led to the kitchens. Servant's quarters were usually one or two room cabins equipped with fireplaces.It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Pawleys Island holds a special place in my heart & always will. When I took the time to read & learn the history of the Island & main land is so interesting!! Must place to visit.  more »
  • September 20, 2017
    Be careful this island can steal your heart. None of the high rise vacation spots will do after PAWLEY'S ISLAND. it is possible to see the Grey Man (ghost) before storms and if you love his island. Lo...  more »
  • June 8, 2017
    We used to come every year when I was 5 til about 12 or 13 and stayed at the Historic Sea View Inn (we're talking 50 years ago) which was run by Alma and Thelma, 2 crazy older ladies---lots of good me...  more »
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  • June 2, 2017
    Great beech. We are going back again this year.
  • June 3, 2017
    Best beach on the east coast!
  • May 9, 2017
    Beautiful beach!
  • March 13, 2017
    Great beach there
  • July 21, 2016
    One of the few non-commercial beaches left in SC.

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