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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  • Private housing, vacations rentals, southern beach architecture, beautiful Litchfield Beach, sandy beach areas, river/marsh area. Boating, swimming and outdoor enjoyment in abundance. This a unique is...  more »
  • Pawleys Island is a unique town but vry nice place to visit and enjoy the beach along with its historic district. We stayed at the Litchfield Inn which has been around for quite a while. It is very fa...  more »
  • A pleasant drive out to the Island which has been a summer retreat since the early 1800s. Most of the historic buildings have been heavily restored due to storms, but the Pelican Inn remains relativel...  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