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Old Horry County Courthouse - Conway, South Carolina
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 33° 50.102 W 079° 02.766
17S E 680799 N 3745581
Quick Description: Historic former courthouse and current city hall in Conway, South Carolina.
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 11/4/2007 3:40:39 PM
Waymark Code: WM2HBG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 67

Long Description:

"Significant as a center of county and city government for almost 150 years, the Old Courthouse now serves as Conway City Hall. It was reputedly designed by Robert Mills who was still on the South Carolina Board of Public Works at that time. (He was the architect of the Washington Monument) The Commissioners of Public Buildings for Horry District contracted with Major Russell Warren in March of 1824 to erect the district courthouse. It was completed by May 15, 1825 according to contract. The courthouse is a two story Classical Revival brick building of common bond. The extended pediment is supported by Doric columns sheltering a second story portico which does not extend the full width of the façade. The first story extension beneath the portico holds three high arches; through the center arch is a recessed street level entrance. The ground story arches have been enclosed to accommodate new offices and several windows throughout have been bricked over and painted. There are segmented arches over windows and an arched main entrance with sidelights and fanlight. Listed in the National Register April 7, 1971." ~ South Carolina Department of Archives and History website

The building was sold to the city of Conway for use as a city hall for $4,000 in 1908.  It continues to serve in that capacity.

Street address:
3rd & Main St.
Conway, South Carolina

County / Borough / Parish: Horry County

Year listed: 1971

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

Periods of significance: 1800-1824, 1825-1849, 1850-1874, 1875-1899

Historic function: Government - Correctional Facility, Courthouse

Current function: Government - City Hall

Hours of operation: From: 8:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Privately owned?: Not Listed

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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