Manuscript Collection

Latimer House Restoration Collection - Accession 1638 - M802 (859)

Latimer House Restoration Collection - Accession 1638 - M802 (859)



Accession 1638 - M802 (859)

Inclusive Dates

2012, 2018


Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

150 pieces



Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of 6 CDs containing scanned copies of a printed manuscript titled, The Restoration: Evolution of the “Latimer House” at 160 York Street, Chester, SC from about 1900 to 1980 by Howard and Helen Wilkerson, January 1997, also includes an update from July 2012. The manuscript details their experiences and how the restore the Latimer Home from when they purchased the property in 1974 and later sold it in 1979. The manuscript contains a history of the house and detailed explanations of their restoration efforts. It also contains many photographs and architectural drawings detailing their progress to completing the restoration. Also included in the collection are scanned copies of newspaper articles and clippings from the Chester News and Reporter (1975-1983) that relate to the Wilkerson’s restoration efforts and others related to the Wilkerson Family (including Howard and Helen Wilkerson and their children Howard R. Wilkerson, Eileen Wilkerson, and June Wilkerson Sealy (another son Alan Wilkerson is not represented by any articles) and several friends and neighbors in Chester, SC.

Additional Notes

There are digital and printed copies of the material available for researchers.


The Latimer House Restoration Collection was donated by Howard and Helen Wilkerson in 2018.


For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Latimer House Restoration Collection - Accession 1638 - M802 (859)

LC Subject Headings

Latimer House (Chester, S.C.); Wilkerson family; Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration--South Carolina--Chester; Architecture--Conservation and restoration--South Carolina--Chester; Architecture, Domestic--Conservation and restoration--South Carolina--Chester; Dwellings--Maintenance and repair; Chester (S.C.)--Buildings, structures, etc.