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Joel A. Smith, Sr. and his wife Beulah Lever Smith built their impressive Queen Street residence in 1913. Here the couple and their six children maintained a small "farm" consisting of a barn, chicken coop, a pigeon flyer, and stables where they kept a horse and carriage. In 1921, the property received a unique addition- a miniature bungalow playhouse by Smith's company, Palmetto Lumber, which served as an entry in a Shriners Parade.
An extension to the electric trolley line in 1917 made Camp Jackson the final stop on the Shandon line. The influx of troops during the late 1910s in training for World War I led to the division of existing Shandon residences that were then rented to wives and families of soldiers. This trend was sustained by the Depression and the Second World War.