City Directories and History: This is a small portion, page 2 of 3, of the extensive collection of images shared with Roots and Recall of some 800+ images. The collection was taken by local Winnsboro mailman, Mr. Van Center. Most of the images were taken in downtown Winnsboro in the early 20th century as he walked through town but some are of Chester and Newberry. R&R requests users contribute information on these images by sending in comments and identifications. Please be sure to attach the photo ID # to the comment.
These images are a remarkable testament to the photographer ,and those in his family, who both saved and shared the images for decades. Note the Van Center Collection is divided into three pages of images.
Click on the desired page to navigate the Can Center collection’s pages #1 , #2 or #3 .
Please enjoy this structure and all those listed in Roots and Recall. But remember each is private property. So view them from a distance or from a public area such as the sidewalk or public road.
Do you have information to share and preserve? Family, school, church, or other older photos and stories are welcome. Send them digitally through the “Share Your Story” link, so they too might be posted on Roots and Recall.
suzanne aiken beesinger says
Photo #229 portrays , I believe, my great-grandfather, Warren Harvey Flenniken, who served in the Civil War and became at the end of his life the oldest remaining Confederate veteran
in Winnsboro. Mr. Flenniken is probably pictured with two of his daughters. Mr. Flenniken was married to Kate Kennedy Patton Flenniken, one-time poet laureate of South Carolina.
W.H. Flenniken died in 1939 and was fondly remembered by his grand-daughter, Carolyn Elliott, who was my mother. Mr. Flenniken was famous in Winnsboro
for his scrapbook.