1606 Russell Street
City Directories and History: ca. 1870 – The Church of the Redeemer was originally organized in 1851 and constructed this house of worship in 1857 with heavy updates in the late 19th century.
The Whitman Street Area Historic District is a relatively intact inner-city residential area, containing large residences from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This was a higher-income residential area; the houses of the district are generally large and display several of the more fashionable residential architectural modes of the period such as Victorian, Queen Anne, and Classical and Colonial Revival. It is a surviving portion of what was once a much larger neighborhood. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries this section of Orangeburg, between the main business district and the South Carolina Railroad, was residential. Whitman (called Pearl Street until the early twentieth century) and East Russell Streets were lined with large, two-story frame houses. Much of this historic neighborhood had given way to modern commercial growth, but this small area had remained intact. The district contains twelve contributing properties constructed between ca. 1880 and ca. 1925. Listed in the National Register September 20, 1985. [Courtesy of the SC Dept. of Archives and History]
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