Rainbow Court - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 33° 41.290 W 078° 53.076
17S E 696080 N 3729590
Quick Description: Historic hotel in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 11/4/2007 9:55:49 AM
Waymark Code: WM2H9J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 112

Long Description:

"The Rainbow Court is significant for its association with Myrtle Beach’s period of growth and prosperity as a coastal community resort from 1926 to 1954 and as an excellent representative example of the motels/hotels commonly built in Myrtle Beach in the mid-twentieth century. The Rainbow Court is one of the few remaining examples of the small-scale, low-rise motels that pre-dates Hurricane Hazel (1954). The complex of buildings, ranging in dates of construction from 1935 to 1959, consists of two motel-type buildings, five beach cottages/boarding houses, and a small house. The buildings are situated around an open court with a swimming pool. There are six contributing buildings. The non-contributing properties include the house and building that face onto 5th Avenue, the office building facing Flagg Street, and the pool. Rainbow Court has been owned by the same family since it was first opened in 1940 by Harvey C. Jones and Lila Mae Bognall who moved two boarding houses from the beach to start their enterprise. Over the next twenty years they built or moved the additional buildings to the complex, with the exception of the small house facing 5th Avenue North, which was not added until 1970. Listed in the National Register November 7, 1996.." ~ South Carolina Department of Archives and History website

Street address:
405 Flagg St.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina


County / Borough / Parish: Horry County

Year listed: 1996

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1925-1949, 1950-1974

Historic function: Domestic - Hotel

Current function: Domestic - Hotel

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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