Historic Markers Across South Carolina



W.T. Askins House



Marker ID: SCHM 21-33
Location: i intersection of South Alcine St and West Thomas St, Lake City, SC
County: Florence
Coordinates: N 33° 52.195    W 079° 45.343
  33.86991666    -79.75571666
Style: Free Standing **
 



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W.T. Askins House


This Folk Victorian house, with pierced brackets and fretwork on its two-tiered porch, was built ca. 1895 for William Thomas Askins (1859-1932). Askins, a merchant and farmer, built and operated five stores here beginning in the 1890s, including the general store W.T. Askins and Sons. He and three sons also owned several tobacco and truck farms on the outskirts of Lake City. This house was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.

Erected 2013 by Florence County.