Restoration of Historic Brattonsville’s Brick House

For immediate release:
Marie Cheek, Community Relations Coordinator
803/909-7244
mcheek@chmuseums.org
December 13, 2013


She’s a Brick House
Restoration of Historic Brattonsville’s Brick House is underway!


McConnells, SC – The old two-story Brick House in Historic Brattonsville is getting its reproduction 1840’s roof installed next week!


The Brick House is located across from the Brattonsville Visitors Center and is one of three original Bratton family homes located at the main site of Brattonsville (the other original family home, Hightower Hall, is a mile north of the main site). The Greek Revival influenced building is the last of the Bratton homes to undergo restoration; for the last 100 years, the house has had very little work done to it, and for the most part it is still in the same condition as it was when the Bratton family members left the home in 1914. The National Park Service formally recognized the Brattonsville Historic District, including the Brick House, and officially entered it on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971


The Culture & Heritage Museums has embarked on a long-term plan to restore the Brick House back to its appearance circa 1880 and to open it to the public for the first time. According to Shawn Beckwith, CHM’s Preservation Coordinator & Restoration Specialist, the roofers will be about 50% complete by Tuesday (December 17); a large amount of masonry work is finished or in progress.


Historic Brattonsville is located at 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells, SC 29726