Tanglewood Mansion — Pendleton, South Carolina
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Tanglewood Mansion in Pendleton was once a prime example of an upcountry-style plantation home. The first home was built in the 1830s, and by the 1860 John Baylis Earle Sloan and his wife, Mollie, had established Tanglewood. Sadly, the home burned in 1908, leaving the ruins of the portico columns.
The home was rebuilt two years later, incorporating the remaining columns into the new structure. It remained in the Sloan family until the 1950s and then burned again in 1970. In 2004 the owners of the Tanglewood Mansion sold their property to the Anderson County Library System, and the Pendleton branch of the Anderson County library now sits next to the mansion’s ruins.
The above photo from 1910 shows Tanglewood shortly after it was rebuilt following the fire in 1908. It was sent by Jerry Sloan to local historian Nancy Tate Hellams. The owners of Tanglewood at the time of the 1970s burning says that people were illicitly inhabiting the home at the tome of the fire.
Tanglewood Mansion Info
Address: 650 South Mechanic Street, Pendleton, SC 29670
GPS Coordinates: 34.642810,-82.782904