Anderson Downtown Historic District (Anderson, South Carolina)

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Anderson Downtown Historic District
Main Street
Anderson Downtown Historic District (Anderson, South Carolina) is located in South Carolina
Anderson Downtown Historic District (Anderson, South Carolina)
Location Main St. between Tribble and Market Sts. (original) and 402 N. Main St. (increase), Anderson, South Carolina
Coordinates 34°29′50″N 82°38′59″W / 34.49722°N 82.64972°W / 34.49722; -82.64972Coordinates: 34°29′50″N 82°38′59″W / 34.49722°N 82.64972°W / 34.49722; -82.64972
Area 14.5 acres (5.9 ha)
0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built 1870 (original) and 1924 (increase)
Architect Baldwin,James J.; Casey,Joseph H. (increase)
Architectural style Early Commercial, Romanesque (original)
Governing body Local and Private
NRHP Reference # 79002372[1] (original)
87001996[1] (increase)
Significant dates
Added to NRHP February 23, 1979
Boundary increase November 5, 1987

Anderson Downtown Historic District in Anderson, South Carolina originally built in the late 19th century is a historic district that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1][2][3]

The NRHP listing area was increased to include a hotel building at 402 N. Main Street, in 1987. The increase included work by architect James J. Baldwin.[1]

National Register Properties[edit]

National Register properties within the district include:[3]

  • Palmetto Building C. 1909, 201 S. Murray Avenue (Formerly Sullivan Hardware Company Warehouse)
  • Sullivan Building C. 1881, 208 S. Main St. (Former Sullivan Hardware Store, now Sullivan's Metropolitan Grill)
  • Chiquola Condominiums C. 1888, 100 W. Whitner St. (Formerly Plaza Hotel) Courthouse Square/Plaza
  • Historic Anderson County Courthouse C. 1898, 101 S. Main St., Courthouse Square/Plaza
  • Robert Anderson Fountain, 202 E. Greenville St. (Anderson County Museum, Formerly located in the Courthouse Square/Plaza)
  • The Bleckley Inn, 151 E. Church St. (On former site of Bleckley Building, which was the first building in the area to contain multiple stories and an elevator)
  • Former National Bank of Anderson (No longer in existence), 109 E. Benson St./203 S. Main St (Approximate)
  • Anderson City Hall/Police Department, 401 S. Main St.
  • Woodlawn-Sosbee Funeral Home C. 1909, 401 N. Main St. (Former Anderson Post Office)
  • Anderson County Arts Center C. 1905, 405 N. Main St.(Former Carnegie Library Building)
  • The Calhoun Historic Lofts C. Early 1920's, 402 N. Main St. (Former John C. Calhoun Hotel)


  1. ^ a b c d "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Ballard, Eric; Georgianna Graham; Kappy McNulty (January 1978). "Anderson Downtown Historic District" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Anderson Downtown Historic District, Anderson County (Main Street, Anderson)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 

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