Many of the historic homes that beautify downtown Walterboro are the work of builder O.T. “Trezevant” Canady, including his own home, seen here. Though the exact date of its construction is unknown, we know that Canady built it prior to 1890. The Victorian residence includes decorative applique frieze, an oversized gable with a large louvered attic vent extending over the porch, and a transom with side lights. Though the home has been modernized, it still boasts many original features, including hardwood floors.
Canady was responsible for several homes that still stand in Walterboro today, such as the Paul Hamilton Fripp House. The timelessness of his homes are a testament to his craftsmanship.
The O.T. Canady House is listed in the National Register as part of the Walterboro Historic District:
The Walterboro Historic District is a significant collection of properties located near the center of the town of Walterboro. The majority of the properties in the district were constructed between ca.1800 and ca.1945 and represent a wide range of nineteenth and early twentieth century vernacular design. The district is primarily residential in character, but also includes religious, educational, and public buildings. The visual appearance of the district reflects the historical development of the town, which was one of several South Carolina pineland villages settled during the early nineteenth century by planters in search of a healthful climate.