01-21-09-tanglewood

This place is was massive!  It seems I remember a likeness of the columns being used as the logo for a group that I used to be involved with, the Pendleton Junior Assembly.  Here’s what the marker had to say…

” This property was the site of a private residence as early as 1830’s.  In 1860, John Baylis Earle Sloan and his wife, Mollie Seaborne Sloan, established a home that became known as TANGLEWOOD.  The columns and the ruins seen today are all that remain of the site, which was first destroyed by fire in 1908.  It was a Piedmont plantation-style house, resting on tall piers and having large rooms. The family rebuilt the home as a classical colonial mansion in 1910, reusing the columns in a new portico.  TANGLEWOOD stayed in the Sloan family for many years, until it was sold in the 1950’s.  The building again burned to the ground in 1970.  In 2004, funds were allocated by the Anderson County Council for the construction of a new Pendleton branch library of the Anderson County Library System.  The TANGLEWOOD property was purchased after negotiations with owners John and Suzanne Morse.  Groundbreaking for the library took place on December 17, 2004.”

These photos from the construction of the new library better showcase the size of the columns and remaining foundation in relation to the man photographed there.  You’ll find the shots that I’m referring to toward the bottom of the page.

I would have loved to have seen Tanglewood intact in her glory days…I imagine that she was quite impressive!  afs

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