City Directories and History: “White Stone, seven miles southeast of Spartanburg, was once known as Rich Hill because of the fertility of the soil and its late frost period, which permitted a long growing season. It is named for the mineral spring about a mile south of the community, which was a popular health spa at the turn of the century.”
Constructed in ca. 1910 in the Gothic Revival style.
Information from: Names in South Carolina by C.H. Neuffer, Published by the S.C. Dept. of English, USC
Glenn Springs Historic District is located in the community of Glenn Springs, which is situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The history of the community focuses around the reputation of the mineral springs for their medicinal value and the related development of a popular resort hotel. The district contains nineteen properties, including several residences, two boarding houses, the ruins of a residence, two churches, a store, a post office, a pavilion, a cemetery, and the site of the Glenn Springs Hotel. Historically, the district represents the nineteenth and early twentieth century (ca. 1840-ca. 1940) development of Glenn Springs as a health resort and the community that grew up around it. Several buildings in the district are of local architectural significance as well, representing various vernacular and high styles of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries such as Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Queen Anne, and Bungalow. Listed in the National Register November 4, 1982.
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