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Lowndes Hill House – Greenville, South Carolina

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The historic Lowndes Hill home was built c. 1826 and today serves as a private clubhouse for the Plantation at Pelham subdivision. This beautifully restored house has some of the best views in Greenville, stretching from downtown to the mountains.

Lowndes Hill House

Joseph Baker of Summerville, 2005 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

As noted in Greenville: The History of the City and County in the South Carolina Piedmont, “Thomas O. Lowndes of Charleston was attracted to the area by the climate. Lowndes settled on a hill east of the village of Greenville. This hill was called Lowndes Hill.”

SCIWAY thanks Joseph Baker for contributing this picture as well as the accompanying information. Joseph also sent in this lovely story about visiting the home: “As I sat on the porch steps of the old house and looked down the tree-lined driveway, [I realized that] before the houses were built, you could see all of downtown Greenville. You could imagine what beauty brought Mr. Lowndes to this particular area in the upcountry.”

Lowndes Hill House Info

Address: Faraway Place, Greenville, SC 29615
GPS Coordinates: 34.859909,-82.341184

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3 Comments about Lowndes Hill House

Hank Myers says:
December 14th, 2015 at 3:58 pm

Was just reading about this in my history of Greenville book. I'll have to find this.

AllisonNo Gravatar says:
May 21st, 2015 at 5:28 am

Always knew about this house because my Grandmother and I would walk to the area. Never knew the history of it though. Thanks

Allison Strickland Peden says:
May 20th, 2015 at 9:38 pm

Nice one off Pelham Rd, never new the history of this either. Love this site.

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