City Directories and History: The Old Hotel on Main Street, was constructed in ca. 1880 in the Romanesque Revival style of architecture.
“The Newberry Hotel, a handsome and commodious brick building situated on the public square, is admirably kept by Mr. P.N. Crouch and affords ample accommodation for the travelling public. There are several minor hotels and boarding houses. The Crotwell is kept by Mrs. Emma F. Blease, and boarding houses are conducted by Mrs. Fant, A.J. Sproles, H.H. Blease, andB. H. Lovelace.” Reprinted from South Carolina in the 1880s: A Gazetteer by J.H. Moore, Sandlapper Publishing Company – 1989
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