Carnoosie Antiques (The Sheppard House)


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Carnoosie Antiques (The Sheppard House)

Carnoosie is built on one of Edgefield’s high hills and is the town’s finest example of Italianate Victorian style.  It was the home of Edgefield’s only father and son who were governor and lieutenant-governor John Calhoun Sheppard and James Orlando Sheppard. 

 The home was built around 1870 by architect Michael Anton Markert, who was born in Austria.  In 1879, Governor John C. Sheppard married Helen Elizabeth Wallace.  They had eight children.  The sixth child, James Orlando Sheppard, was lieutenant governor of SC from 1932 to 1934.  He married Octavia Welch Griffin of Newberry, SC.  In 1986, Dr. Betty Jean Wood bought the house and operated a bed and breakfast inn for some years.  It is painted that odd color because of reoccurring mold in the clapboards.

Today you can shop Carnoosie's antique collection, just keep your eye out for the sign in the front yard (you can't miss it)!

Address:
407 Columbia Road
Edgefield, SC 29824

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