“Demolished but not forgotten….”
City Directories and History: 1908 – Mrs. Sallie Frew, 1917 – Sallie S. Frew, 1922/23 – R.B. Hamilton, 1933 – Mrs. Sallie Frew, 1946 – Sallie Frew, 1969 – Mrs. Claribel B. McVicker, Hulon Nujn
The Frew family of Rock Hill was one of the city’s most interesting and likeable families whose members contributed significantly to the development of Rock Hill. They had family connections to many other important families such as the Cobb and London families.
“Then we turn the corner and go up Johnston Street, which was cleared of houses in some of the urban renewal programs of the City of Rock Hill. Much of the land was incorporated into the grounds of the present Rock Hill City Hall. On the southeastern corner of Elm and Johnston was a handsome two-story residence (with stained-glass appointments) occupied by Mr. Will Frew and his wife, “Miss Sallie” Sturgis. They had two daughters, Inez, who married Harry Ruff; and Margaret, who married Robert Briggs Hamilton. There were two beautiful red beech trees in the front yard of this house. An iron fence enclosed the entire yard. Will Frew’s brothers were Charlie and Sam, maybe others, and his sisters were Mrs. C. E. Cobb, and Mrs. Fred London, perhaps others.” [Robbins – White Tour Brooklet]
The YV Enquirer reported on Feb. 7, 1894 – “The Baptists intend to build a new house of worship in Rock Hill. The late W.M. Frew left $2,000., in his will for a new church building.”
The Herald reported on July 3, 1897 – “S.T. Frew and Co., are erecting a handsome iron fence around the homes of R. Lee Kerr and Mrs. W.M. Frew.”
The Rock Hill Record reported on Sept. 17, 1908 – “Mrs. Sallie Frew is having a bay window added to her already attractive home on Johnston Street.”
Click on the More Information > link found below the picture column for additional data.
Explore history, houses, and stories across S.C. Your membership provides you with updates on regional topics, information on historic research, preservation, and monthly feature articles. But remember R&R wants to hear from you and assist in preserving your own family genealogy and memorabilia.
Visit the Southern Queries – Forum to receive assistance in answering questions, discuss genealogy, and enjoy exploring preservation topics with other members. Also listed are several history and genealogical researchers for hire.
User comments welcome — post at the bottom of this page.
Please enjoy this structure and all those listed in Roots and Recall. But remember each is private property. So view them from a distance or from a public area such as the sidewalk or public road.
Do you have information to share and preserve? Family, school, church, or other older photos and stories are welcome. Send them digitally through the “Share Your Story” link, so they too might be posted on Roots and Recall.
User comments always welcome - please post at the bottom of this page.