The Guignard Mansion…Still Hopes, also known as the Gabriel Alexander Guignard House and South Carolina Episcopal Home, is a historic home located in West Columbia, adjacent to Cayce, Lexington County, South Carolina. The rich history began in the early 1800s when a surveyor, John Gabriel Guignard, was hired to survey the newly established capital city of Columbia. He built a plantation here and named it Still Hopes.
The house was built in 1910, and is a two-story, brick, Georgian Revival mansion with a truncated hip roof. The front façade features a two-story, flat roofed portico supported by paired Ionic order columns. It has a one-story, ornamented wraparound porch. It was built as a residence for Gabriel Alexander Guignard (1860-1926), and the red brick for construction was manufactured by Guignard Brick Works.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
My brother and many of our friends grew up in the 50's & 60's and roamed these woods almost daily. We fished in the two ponds, chased peacocks(never caught one), collected their feathers, built forts, played army, played in the creek, contracted poison oak and was chased off by the care-taker numerous times. Good times :)
June 4th, 2016
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