200 East Main Street
City Directories and History: One of five commercial buildings to survive the 1916 fire, the Home National Bank Building was the second known local banking establishment. Constructed in 1912 as the Home National Bank, this two-story brick building is laid in Flemish bond with glazed headers. The main entrance, located at the corner of the building, has a concrete classical surround with a pediment supported by engaged Doric columns; the pediment features a bas-relief eagle. A brick water table, belt course, and decorative frieze circumscribe the building. An original projecting, dentiled, concrete cornice has been removed, and a portion of the first story of the Main Street elevation was modernized in the 1950s. The Home Bank, the predecessor of the Home National Bank, was organized around the turn of the century and occupied the west bottom floor of Julian Kaufman’s two-story brick building. The bank portion of the building was destroyed by a fire in 1912. The bank then built the present building and the name was changed to the Home National Bank. The building also served as the town’s post office from 1912 until the 1960s and its second floor has served as professional offices for doctors, attorneys, and public officials. Listed in the National Register November 22, 1983. (Courtesy of South Carolina Department of Archives and History)
This was one of five building in Lexington that remained after the fire of 1916.
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