Goshen Plantation; Plainsfield) The Towles Farmstead is a relatively intact example of an agricultural complex including two early twentieth-century residences illustrating the changing architectural influences of the period, and is associated with the vegetable truck farm industry of Charleston, and with Frank E. and Frank J. Towles, the father and son who managed the farmstead for over seventy years. The farmstead contains two principal residences, the older of which is a one-story, frame house constructed ca. 1903, with characteristic Neo-Classical and Bungalow features. The house has a square core shape and a low-pitched, bell-cast hip roof which extends over a wraparound porch on the east, north and south elevations. The walls are finished with weatherboard and the roof is clad with composition shingles. Two chimneys which rise from the rear slope are of stuccoed brick with corbeled caps, and the foundation is of stuccoed masonry. The full-façade porch features Tuscan columns and square balusters. The second residence is a two-story frame house constructed in 1930, with characteristic Colonial Revival and Italian Renaissance features. The house has a rectangular core shape with one-story wings at the side elevations and a clay tile-clad roof, with carved wooden brackets at the roof of the main body, and a projecting entrance porch supported by two slender Tuscan columns. Both houses feature a variety of contributing utility outbuildings. Listed in the National Register January 21, 1994

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4595 Towles Rd. and 4611 Towles Rd.

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33.23568991352718, -80.29895406960362

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