The Williams-Ligon House is significant as an intact farm complex and landscape that conveys farm practices from the early and mid-twentieth century intended to promote diversity in agricultural production and to combat soil erosion. The house is also architecturally significant as an intact example of the Folk Victorian style in rural Northern Pickens County. The house, originally a two story I-house with rooms on either side of a central hallway, was completed in 1895 by Barnet H. Williams with later additions and alterations in the early twentieth century by Henry G. Ligon. The house retains its original two-story plan with one-story rear additions that are subordinate in size and scale to the main house. The Folk Victorian decorative elements of spindle work, turned porch posts and balusters and brackets remain intact on the original part of the house. For more than fifty years, Ligon’s farming operations on the property included cotton, corn, and wheat. Ligon raised cattle for dairy and beef production, and sowed fescue, clover, Bermuda, and other grasses for cattle grazing and to maintain the soil. The nominated area of eighty-three acres includes the main house, a ca. 1875 barn that was the original Williams house, a smokehouse, and several barns and farm buildings from the mid-twentieth century. Listed in the National Register February 8, 2012.
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