The Aiken Winter Colony was the winter home to some very well off folks from the north ... a Vanderbilt, an Astor, W. Averell Harriman, and E Grace, president of Bethlehem Steel among others. Polo and golf were the sports of choice.
|Green Shingles, 1928|
|photos from real estate listing|
The Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum is right next door to Green Shingles. All manner of horse related activities abound...polo, trial riding on the 65 miles of trails, flat racing, steeplechase, and hunting. There's golf and tennis, lots of culture and the University of South Carolina at Aiken. I noted a good selection of homes/farms for sale.