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Conway Downtown Historic District - Conway, South Carolina
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 33° 50.172 W 079° 02.809
17S E 680731 N 3745710
Quick Description: Historic district for the main commercial area in downtown Conway, South Carolina.
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 11/4/2007 8:17:49 PM
Waymark Code: WM2HCY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 40

Long Description:

"The Conway Downtown Historic District is a collection of thirty-one commercial buildings, one public building, and one structure in the downtown area centered on Main Street and also including properties on Laurel Street, Third Avenue, and Fourth Avenue. Twenty-six buildings and one structure contribute to the character of the historic district. The contributing properties represent the development of the downtown as the center of commerce in Conway and were constructed from 1824 to ca. 1940, with the majority constructed between ca. 1900 to ca. 1940. Many of the historic commercial buildings in downtown Conway were built shortly after an 1897 fire destroyed several downtown businesses. The new brick buildings which were constructed on Main Street from ca. 1900 to ca. 1910 became the core of the city’s business district, an area which grew still larger from ca. 1910 to ca. 1940. The most significant and rapid growth occurred from ca. 1890 to ca. 1930, and was due to a large extent on the successful introduction of tobacco as a cash crop. Listed in the National Register August 19, 1994" ~ South Carolina Department of Archives and History website

Street address:
Roughly bounded by Fourth Ave., Kingston St., Third Ave. and Laurel St.
Conway, South Carolina

County / Borough / Parish: Horry County

Year listed: 1994

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

Periods of significance: 1825-1849, 1850-1874, 1875-1899, 1900-1924, 1925-1949

Historic function: Commerce/Trade, Government, Recreation And Culture

Current function: Commerce/Trade, Government, Landscape, Vacant/Not In Use

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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