BUNKER HILL
Near Pinopolis, Berkeley County, South Carolina
 
 
2 Black & White
 
 
--From "A Survey of the Early Buildings in the Region of the
Proposed Santee and Pinopolis Reservoirs in South Carolina,"
by Thomas T. Waterman 
 
Owner: Santee-Cooper Hydroelectric and Navigation Project
Date of Erection:  Early nineteenth century
Present Condition: Poor, in danger of Inundation
 
Description:
     The house is two full stories high with a gable roof, the elopes being approximately forty-five degrees. The facade is five bays wide with 18-light windows on each story, many of which have their original paneled shutters.  Across the front is the typical deep porch, with slender tapered posts. Several rooms of the interior possess paneled dados.
     The chimneys are substantial, built of brick, and laid in English bond. They have slight longitudinal setbacks at the line of the top of the first and second floor fireplaces, and steep lateral weatherings at the upper level. The entire character of the chimney is eighteenth-century, but it can be assumed from the detail of the house that it was built after 1800.
     The plan is staple, consisting of four room, two on each floor, separated by a hall. Though originally it was only one room deep, a nondescript shed has been added in the rear.
     In spite of its extreme dilapidation and the weeds and undergrowth that surround it. Bunker Hill has an appealing clean-cut architectural air, in many ways it is superior to its more elaborate neighbors. 
 
Additional data: 
     Now used as a hay barn.