Random general knowledge alert – There is an Abbeville in France and the founder of this district in SC was from there, which is how it came to be called Abbeville in the first place. Abbeville is known for prime roles in the American Revolution and Civil War. The historic district is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and Abbeville square is authentically Victorian in style given the architecture of the buildings.
The two historic homes I visited were interesting for me. I enjoy learning about other people, places and cultures even in present day, so I feel like the lives of the past have even more of an aura, an intrigue for me to learn more about them.
The Burt Stark House was built in the 1830s, is a Greek revival and the site of the final meeting between the cabinet and the war council during president Davis’ tenure. Several original furnishings and rooms are displayed. The Mcgowan-Barksdale-Bundy House is from 1888 and has Victorian era features such as turrets, stained glass, colorful exterior, unique roofline and trim etc. When I visited, this house was being decorated for a holiday event and looked simply gorgeous, so if anybody ever invites you for an occasion here say yes please!