This home in Lowndesville was built ca. 1850 likely by Theophilus Baker. The home is also the birthplace of James Marion Baker. James served as assistant librarian of the United States Senate for 20 years before serving as the eleventh Secretary of the senate. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson appointed James as deputy commissioner of internal revenue. In 1931, Baker assisted with Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidential campaign and later became a minister to Thailand in the Roosevelt administration.
Location: Lowndesville, South Carolina