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Hanover House

Hanover House
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150 Discovery Lane
Clemson, SC 29634


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Meticulously restored French Hugenot Colonial home built in 1716

A monument of early French Hugenot colonial architecture, Hanover was built in 1716 for French Huguenot Paul de St. Julien in the Berkeley County area (near the coast) of SC where it remained in the St. Julien and Ravenel families for nearly 150 years.. St. Julien honored his French heritage in the mortar of one chimney where he inscribed, "Peu a Peu" from the French proverb "Little by little the bird builds its nest. The Historic American Buildings Survey of the Santee-Cooper basin noted that Hanover was of national significance. Threatened with flooding by Lake Moultrie in 1941, Hanover was preserved at Clemson University. The historic home was later relocated to the SC Botanical Garden on Clemson's campus in 1994 and today overlooks an heirloom vegetable garden.