Location: Bennettsville, SC
Contact: Elaine Gillespie, 803-446-3935; [email protected]
THE HISTORY: In the late 1800s, much of the South was still reeling from the lasting effects of the Civil War. In 1884, a visionary South Carolina businessman named Duncan Donald McColl invested in the construction of a railroad station in Bennettsville, which bolstered the local economy. His son Hugh, a prominent banker, built this stately home there around 1903, and shared it with his wife, Gabrielle. Some 15 years later, it was sold to the First Presbyterian Church and served as a parsonage for decades.
The current owners purchased the house in 2008 and rebuilt it as a bed-and-breakfast; it now has an owner’s suite and three guest rooms, each with its own bath. They're looking to sell it to a loving owner who will complete the remaining renovations.