Preservation South Carolina is proud to announce success in finding the future caretakers of the Wyche Derrick House, located in Prosperity, SC. Tom and Janis Lewis signed a contract to purchase the historic property this week and will commence the process of restoration this spring. They, along with their daughter Bonnie, will make this their new home and look forward to being part of the Prosperity community.
The Wyche Derrick House was constructed in 1889 by Dr Cyril and Carrie Sease Wyche. Dr Wyche was a leader in the community acting as councilman, mayor and elected to the state legislature where he was elected speaker pro-tem. Later the House was lived in by the Derrick Family whose descendants sold the property to Preservation SC in 2008 to ensure their family home would never be destroyed.
The new owners will have to abide by a rehabilitation agreement and a preservation easement, ensuring the house will be rehabbed in a timely manner according to Secretary of Interior Standards and never be under threat of demolition again.
The Lewis' have created a website dedicated to their new home's rehabilitation story! Follow their progress here.