City Directories and History: This was the corner of East Main and Hampton Street. For many years it was occupied by the Ferguson Barber house and later a frame store before being made into a filling station and later a newsstand.
The Herald reported on Dec. 11, 1919 – “That an auction had been held by Peoples Trust Company for four lots at the corner of Main and Hampton Streets, described as the Barber corner.” The corner lot was purchase by B.J. White, lot number two was sold to Rock Hill Supply Company, lot number three was sold to Calhoun Drug Company, and lot number four was sold to Diehl Moore Shoe Company. The home on the property was purchased by R.T. Fewell and the Wood house was purchased by J.F. Williams. Total proceeds were $53,903.
The Record reported on Oct. 2, 1924 – “A new home will be built for the RH Supply Co., H.B. Patillo has been awarded the contract for the new building, costing around $20,000. It will be two stories made of brick and will built on the lot bought by the Rock Hill Supply Co., a few years ago when the old Ferguson Barber home-place, at the corner of Main and Hampton was sold. Manager T.O. Flowers announced the building will be modern 30-100 ft and have a basement. It will be completed by March.”
The Herald reported, on March 17, 1925 – “That the Standard Oil Company is making changes in the management of its filling station E. J. Leinston has been manager of the Victory Station at the corner of Main and Hampton Streets. He will be transferred to the local plant. Rogers Black will go to the Victory Station from the Auto Inn at Trade and White Streets.”
The Herald reported on May 5, 1925 – “Mr. Rogers Black announced that a service station will occupy a lot on the corner of Main and Hampton Streets, formally occupied by the Victory Filling Station. Associated with Mr. Black are, J.E. Marshall and T.Q. Blackwelder.”
The Herald reported on May 26, 1925 – “That workman of the Standard Oil Company began the demolition of the filling station at the corner of Main and Hampton. C.L. Cobb owns the lot. A new station will be erected for Rogers Black. And on June 9, 1925 – “Reported a building permit was issued to C.L. Cobb for a filling station at this corner to cost $2,500.”
The Herald reported on January 5, 1932 that “A. Bynum Poe has leased the filling station on the corner of Main and Hampton Streets from the Marshall Oil Company and will continue operation of the station under the name Victory Service Station.”
This corner was also a popular site to gather for many of Rock Hill’s great Christmas parades.
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