Laurens Historic District

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Laurens Historic District
Laurens Historic District.jpg
Laurens Historic District is located in South Carolina
Laurens Historic District
Location U.S. 221 and U.S. 76,
Both sides of W. Main St. from 742 to 964 W. Main St., (increase)
Laurens, South Carolina
Coordinates 34°29′51″N 82°1′12″W / 34.49750°N 82.02000°W / 34.49750; -82.02000Coordinates: 34°29′51″N 82°1′12″W / 34.49750°N 82.02000°W / 34.49750; -82.02000
Area 85 acres (34 ha)
31.5 acres (12.7 ha) (increase)
Built 1874
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Greek Revival, Late Victorian
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 80003675[1] (original)
86003164 (increase)
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 10, 1980
Boundary increase November 19, 1986

Laurens Historic District is a national historic district located at Laurens, Laurens County, South Carolina. It encompasses 77 contributing buildings and 1 contributing structure in Laurens. The district includes residential, commercial, religious, and governmental buildings built between 1880 and 1940. Notable buildings include the Laurens County Courthouse, Old Methodist Church, St. Paul First Baptist Church, Public Square commercial buildings, Rosenblum's and Maxwell Bros. and Kinard Store, Provident Finance Co. and Parker Furniture, McDonald House, Augustus Huff House, Gov. William Dunlap Simpson House, and Hudgens-Harney House.[2][3][4]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1980 and extended in 1986.[1]

Laurens County Courthouse
James Dunklin House

It includes the Laurens County Courthouse, the James Dunklin House, William Dunlap Simpson House, and other properties that are separately NRHP-listed.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Watson, Mary; John Wells; Suzanne Pickens; Mrs. Charles Allen; Ruth LaForge (June 20, 1980). "Laurens Historic District" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Laurens Historic District Extension" (PDF). South Carolina Inventory Form for Historic Districts and Individual Properties in a Multiple Property Submission. October 7, 1986. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Laurens Historic District, Laurens County (Laurens)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 22 July 2012.  and accompanying map