Historic Brattonsville receives grant

Robert Haywood Morrison Foundation funds to improve Brick House

McCONNELLS, SC – The Culture and Heritage Commission of York County recently received an award of $35,000 from the Robert Haywood Morrison Foundation in Charlotte.

Grant funds will be used for capital improvements to the Brick House at Historic Brattonsville.

The Brick House, built in the 1840s, was the primary public building in the community in the second half of the 19th century, serving at one time as both a post office and store. The only all-brick Bratton house, it was also home to three Bratton families over time.

The house currently needs stabilization for preservation and to make it usable for interpretive programming at Historic Brattonsville.

The Robert Haywood Morrison Foundation is a private foundation committed to strengthening higher education, promoting the arts and preserving the natural environment for current and future generations of residents in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

The Culture & Heritage Museums are managed by the York County Culture and Heritage Commission (CHC), chartered in 1997 by the York County, South Carolina, Council. The Culture and Heritage Foundation supports the CHC, its museums and the future museum being developed on the Catawba River at I-77.