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Bennett-Sistare House – Clio, South Carolina


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This monumental residence, now known as the Bennett-Sistare House, was built by John L. Bennett, Sr. in 1912 and acts as an anchor for the Clio Historic District in Marlboro County. The district consists of 21 structures, both commercial and residential, that were built between 1895 and 1920 and retain intact, original architectural features.

Bennett-Sistare House

Sue Caldwell Roberts of Kershaw, 2015 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The soil in this area is rich and thus perfectly conducive to agricultural endeavors, making Clio one of the state’s leading cotton producers. In the early 20th century, Clio experienced a financial boom and was touted as having more millionaires per capita than any town in South Carolina. Many elegant churches and homes were constructed during that time.

Bennett-Sistare House

Sue Caldwell Roberts of Kershaw, 2015 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

This particular two-story house was built in the Classical Revival style with six large columns supporting a hipped roof and projecting pediment. Notable features of the home include a porte cochère, oak crossbeams, floors inlaid with mahogany, leaded glass, plaster moldings and medallions, carved mantles, and brass gas and electric chandeliers. Also of notable importance is the wall surrounding the property, which is adorned with foo dogs. Foo dogs can be traced to ancient China and are actually lions signifying protection. When placed along the exterior of a home, these statues are meant to show they are protecting something of great importance. Both the wash house and smoke house still exist on the grounds of the property. The house remains a private residence today.

Bennett-Sistare House

Sue Caldwell Roberts of Kershaw, 2015 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The Bennett-Sisate House is listed in the National Register as part of the Clio Historic District:

The Clio Historic District is notable as an unusually intact collection of late nineteenth and early twentieth century vernacular architectural design, including commercial, residential, and religious examples. Design influences include the Queen Anne, Victorian, Classical Revival, and Colonial Revival styles. The district centers along a downtown commercial district and extends outward to include significant residential sections of the town of Clio. Most of the properties were built or remodeled during the town’s boom period, from about 1895 until about 1920. The majority of these properties were constructed by local contractors without the help of an architect. The district continues to retain a unique sense of place as a small turn-of-the-century South Carolina community. Historically, Clio is significant as an economic center of northeastern Marlboro County. Its growth and development consequently reflect the evolution of a small South Carolina community which felt the combined impact of the changes that occurred in the rural trading patterns of the nineteenth century South – of railroad expansion into agricultural areas during that period, and of the great increase in cotton production. Listed in the National Register July 16, 1979.

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Bennett-Sistare House

Sue Caldwell Roberts of Kershaw, 2015 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Bennett-Sistare House

Sue Caldwell Roberts of Kershaw, 2015 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent


Bennett-Sistare House Info


Address: Red Bluff Street, Clio, SC 29525
GPS Coordinates: 34.582341,-79.541337


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