This grand home in historic St. Matthews was built circa 1905 by the Raysor family. Its striking Ionic columns were added in 1910. Dr. Harry C. Raysor, a beloved local physician, grew up in this home, and later, his sister and her husband, Frank Weeks, raised their child here.
The residents of Calhoun County honored Dr. Raysor on multiple occasions, beginning in 1970 when a community day was named for him. In 1975, Dr. Raysor was selected as South Carolina’s Senior Citizen of the Year. While serving as marshal of the Purple Martin Parade in April 1976, the stretch of United States 601 that runs through St. Matthews was unveiled as Harry C. Raysor Drive.
A portrait of Dr. Raysor is displayed within the Calhoun County Museum and Cultural Center. Dr. Raysor died in 1981 at the age of 93.
Many thanks to Debbie Roland, Director of the Calhoun County Museum, and St. Matthews resident Woody Dent, both of home helped us correctly identify the historic Raysor-Weeks home. Mr. Dent adds,
Th[is] was the home Dr. Raysor grew up in. Dr. Raysor’s sister married Frank Weeks and they raised their child there, then another generation of family lived there. Dr. Raysor’s mother is 102 and still alive, so cute. Her dad was so loved by the community.
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