City Directories and History: In 1912 this location is listed as a general mercantile store with a large livery stable on the rear of the lot operated by Mr. Mark Doty, Sr. In the space of 108 N. Congress, once an alley, and its vicinity was the Three Friends Barber Shop run by Dan Hollis and the Mid Twentieth Century shop of Mrs. Lillie Brice.
In the area, the Winnsboro Bank started in the early Twentieth Century in the space of Cameron’s Floral Shop but after a successful start saw its failure with the great depression of the 1930’s. Though the bank had promise and good assets and soon built the imposing building now housing First Citizens Bank, it lost its new location in 1932 which became the Merchants and Planters’ Bank in the early 1930’s under the reorganization of president John F. Davis and his cashier John W. Cathcart. Mr. Mark Doty Sr, had a two generation family business at 110 North Congress until the 1960’s.
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