The Heller House is named after the owners, Mr. and Mrs. MF Heller who bought the property in 1890. After their purchase of the house, they started an extensive renovation which included adding an upstairs, pressed tin ceilings and gas overhead lighting, which was the first of its kind in Kingstree. In 1910, the Baptist Church, located across the street, was replacing its original wooden structured sanctuary. It is said that Mr. Heller instructed the builders to bring the sanctuary across the street and he had it attached as a dining room. Today, it still serves as a beautiful formal dining room.