Pawleys Island Historic District, Pawleys Island

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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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  • Rode over and looked at the historic area on the beach. Great old houses, some from the early 1800's. It reminded me of the old beaches that we visited when I was a kid. A lot of historic markers on t...  more »
  • We road our bikes it was really great to get to stop and read all the info see the homes up close and stop at the beach  more »
  • The drive was really pretty and the old homes are truly interesting to look at. However, much of the properties have "No trespassing" signs on them so you can only drive by. That part was disappointin...  more »
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  • One of the few non-commercial beaches left in SC.
  • small area, but considering the history of hurricanes, there are a few historic places.
  • Quiet clean and family oriented
  • Nice park and beach