“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.
Explore history, houses, and stories across S.C. Your membership provides you with updates on regional topics, information on historic research, preservation, and monthly feature articles. But remember R&R wants to hear from you and assist in preserving your own family genealogy and memorabilia.
Visit the Southern Queries – Forum to receive assistance in answering questions, discuss genealogy, and enjoy exploring preservation topics with other members. Also listed are several history and genealogical researchers for hire.
User comments welcome — post at the bottom of this page.
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.