2626 Stratford Road2626 Stratford Road
John A. Manning House
This 1936 Tudor Revival house was designed by Lafaye & Lafaye for General Electric's New American Home Contest, which aimed to provide communities with archetypical modern homes. The house was built with the intent of drawing public attention to the possible amenities available for comfort, health and convenience in home construction, and it drew acclaim and recognition for the Forest Hills neighborhood. Its first resident was John Adger Manning (1899—1986), a Columbia lawyer who came from a family that had produced five South Carolina governors.