Tanglewood Mansion – Pendleton, South Carolina


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Tanglewood Mansion in Pendleton was once a prime example of an upcountry-style plantation home. The first home was built in the 1830s, and by the 1860 John Baylis Earle Sloan and his wife, Mollie, had established Tabglewood. Sadly, the home burned in 1908, leaving the ruins of the portico columns.

Tanglewood Mansion Anderson County

Peter Krenn of Rock Hill, 2014 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The home was rebuilt two years later, incorporating the remaining columns into the new structure. It remained in the Sloan family until the 1950s and then burned again in 1970. In 2004 the owners of the Tanglewood Mansion sold their property to the Anderson County Library System, and the Pendleton branch of the Anderson County library now sits next to the mansion’s ruins.

Tanglewood Mansion

Peter Krenn of Rock Hill, 2014 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

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Address: 650 South Mechanic Street, Pendleton, SC 29670

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3 Comments about Tanglewood Mansion

Kathy Edwards says:
February 23rd, 2015 at 12:21 am

There was a structure in this vicinity ca. 1835 that was, in all probability, Greek Revival–that is, would have had a tall columned facade or portico–but it wasn't a residence. It was a 'folly'– a pavilion on Thomas Pinckney's mill pond, built by the Stuarts and called The Temple of Friendship. It appears on several plats of the period and later.

Kathy Edwards says:
February 13th, 2015 at 5:08 pm

As an historian, I'd very much appreciate learning where there is a structure recorded on this property at this location prior to 1856, when Floride Calhoun purchased Mrs. Wm Adger's Dunean property and sold this portion to John Baylis Earle Sloan. Can the author of this posting point me to the deed or plat book? Would help me with a larger project. Thank you.

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
February 13th, 2015 at 12:37 pm





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