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Jenkins House & Farm at Kirkley Hill

Pendleton Historic Foundation's Newest Project

Located at 244 Cherry Street on "Kirkley Hill" in the heart of the Town of Pendleton the historic Jenkins House & Farm at Kirkley Hill was built by Civil War surgeon Dr. William Louis Jenkins in 1837. The house served as Dr. Jenkins family residence and his medical office until 1880. In 1880 Dr. William W. Watkins purchased the home and it served as his family residence and medical office until the 1930. The Hall family of Pendleton owned the House and operated a farm on the property until recently.​The Jenkins House itself is a pure example of Antebellum Architecture and includes the work of enslaved craftsmen.


Many of the home's original features are still intact. Much of the finished woodwork and the mantles are attributed to famed craftsman and fine furniture maker William Knauff.​With your help, Pendleton Historic Foundation hopes to fulfill our mission and restore The Jenkins House & Farm at Kirkley Hill to be enjoyed by future generations. Plans include a Traveling Exhibit Space, Gallery Space for Artists, Medical History Display, Event Space, Creekside Nature Trail, Community Vegetable Garden, Public Gathering Space, and more!​ ​

The  Foundation relies on generous donations from our community to continue the important work of preserving our history. The Jenkins House Restoration has a Phase 1 goal of $200,000, and we have raised nearly half of our goal since our capital campaign began. Your support can help us make a difference in preserving our town's treasures for generations to come.

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Our Vision

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the students of Clemson University's Landscape Architecture program, we now have a master plan for the Jenkins House & Farm at Kirkley Hill. This project will transform the property into a future event and recreational space, preserving the historic significance of the property while providing a valuable resource to the community. Interested in being a part of our latest project? See our Giving Levels & Benefits below. 

Giving Levels 

& Benefits

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Restoration Updates

Progression Photos of the Jenkins House & Farm Restoration and Project Vision

Interior Walkthrough

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