City Directories and History: (Hinson Feed and Seed Company) Tradition indicates that the Hinson Feed and Seed Store is located on the site of an early campground used by farmers when they brought their produce to the farmer’s market on Assembly Street. The campground was located on the site because of three natural springs in the area; one of these natural springs is still located in the basement. The building itself was constructed by B. B. Kirkland to serve the Kirkland Distributing Company, a firm which dealt in flour, grain and hay. It later housed a variety of businesses until 1966 when it became Hinson Feed and Seed Company, which also operated the Columbia Hatchery. Typical of the best commercial structures constructed in the warehouse and distributing area near Assembly Street, this building was built circa 1916. The brick structure has three stories built over a full basement. It features a flat roof, string courses that delineate the three floors, decorative marble and stone insets and arched windows on the first and third floors. Listed in the National Register March 2, 1979. [Courtesy of the SC Dept. of Archives and History]
Typical of the best commercial structures built during that era in the warehouse and distributing area near Assembly Street is Hinson’s Feed and Seed Store, constructed about 1916 at 912 Lady Street for B.B. Kirkland Seed and Distributing Company. The three-story brick building over a full basement features decorative marble and stone insets and arched windows, and tradition indicates that the store is located on the site of an early campground used by fafmers when they brought their produce to the open air market on Assembly Street. The campground was situated on the site because of three natural springs in the area, one of them still located in Hinson’s basement.
(Information from: Names in South Carolina by C.H. Neuffer, Published by the S.C. Dept. of English, USC)
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