City Directories and History: Waccamaw River Historic Warehouse District & The Memorial Bridge.
“The easternmost building was built circa 1890 as additional warehouse storage for the adjacent riverboat terminal. For a while, the eastern end of that building was used as a ticket office for the “Conway & Seashore Railroad” which was completed in 1900.
Passengers bought their tickets here and then ferried across the river to board the train to the beach. (2) The warehouse beside the bridge was built circa 1880 and was the riverfront terminal for the Waccamaw Line of Steamers, which provided regularly scheduled transportation of people and cargo between Conway and Georgetown along the Waccamaw River. Burroughs & Collins Co. operated the steam-powered side wheel riverboats until 1919. (3) The Waccamaw River Memorial Bridge was opened on April I, 1938, and is 1.487 feet long. It required 190,000 man-hours to build at a cost of $370,000. It is dedicated to all from Horry County who have served in defense of their country. (4) On the western side of the bridge is an interesting trapezoidal shaped warehouse built circa 1900 which was used for agricultural purposes.” Information from Conway’s Historical Trail Brochure – Revised by Ben Burroughs, 2011
View the complete text of the nomination form for this National Register property. In addition, the Historic Resources of Conway, ca. 1850-ca. 1930 includes historical background information for this and other related National Register properties.
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