2836 Stratford Road2836 Stratford Road
This Colonial Revival-influenced house was built in 1941 for Thomas Howard Hewitt (1911—1972) and his wife, Frances Furman Hewitt (1913—2004). Frances was a direct descendent of Reverend Richard Furman (1755—1825), namesake of Furman University. Thomas was the supply and equipment engineer for the South Carolina Highway Department from 1950 until his death. In 1959, the Hewitts hosted a surprise retirement party at their home for Forest Hills postman Herbert Kull. Kull described the event, attended by over one hundred people, as 'the biggest surprise I've ever had.'