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 which the owners of these homes think they own, 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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  • Nice drive and old homes are very nice, many restored after Hugo in 1989. However, the properties are private so you can only drive by. The road is narrow with no shoulder. There really isn't anywhere...  more »
  • This is not the place to go if you want to shop. If you are interested in the history of the area and houses or love the beauty of a beach, then take the time to walk around. There are historical plaq...  more »
  • 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 »
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