Lemuel Boozer House

Lemuel Boozer House, also known as the Boozer-Harmon House, is a historic home located in the town of Lexington in Lexington County, South Carolina. The home belonged to lawyer, politician, and judge Lemuel Boozer (1809-1870). It was built about 1828–1830 and is a one-story clapboard dwelling on a raised basement. It has a low-pitch gable roof and a tall basement of brick piers. A rear ell and wing were added in the 1840s.[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[1] It is one of the oldest structures in the town of Lexington.

Lemuel Boozer House
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Lemuel Boozer House, August 2012
Lemuel Boozer House is located in South Carolina
Lemuel Boozer House
Lemuel Boozer House is located in the United States
Lemuel Boozer House
Location320 W. Main St.,
Lexington, South Carolina
Coordinates33°59′6″N 81°14′32″W / 33.98500°N 81.24222°W / 33.98500; -81.24222Coordinates: 33°59′6″N 81°14′32″W / 33.98500°N 81.24222°W / 33.98500; -81.24222
Area1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Builtc. 1820 (1820)-1830, 1840s
Architectural styleGreek Revival, Federal, Raised Cottage
NRHP reference No.77001231[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 16, 1977

Lemuel BoozerEdit

Lemuel Boozer was a lawyer who served as state representative, state senator, and lieutenant governor of South Carolina of South Carolina, and as a state circuit judge. Although Boozer was a slave owner, he did not support the Confederacy and helped Union. Union soldiers escape from Confederate troops.[citation needed][3] Boozer also started a school on the rear of this property for freed slaves after the end of the Civil War.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "NRHP Form" (PDF). www.nationalregister.sc.gov. 1977. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  3. ^ Ancestry.com. U.S., Southern Claims Commission Allowed Claims, 1871-1880 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.