The 1936 RH City Directory states J.D. Good sold cars @ Chatham Ave., near West White Street.
City Directories and History: 1917 – NA, 1946 – Good Motor Company and Catawba Finance Company, 1963 – Good Motor Company, 2021 – Demolished,
An ad in the Herald on Feb. 16, 1924 for Dixie Oil Company, believed to be at this address.
An advertisement in the Herald on April 5, 1925 announced that Sadler – Neely Motor Company would become a dealer for the Nash Automobile.
The north side of East White Street became a central point in Rock Hill’s history where livestock was traded and housed. Part of the lot between the Roach property and that of the Williford’s house site was also used as a stables and sales area for numerous concerns including H.G. Neely as well as J.D. Good. With the popularity of the automobile thus came the demise of livery stables which in many cases began dealing with car sales and repair. In both cases, the Neely family as well as the Good families became major automobile dealers in Rock Hill. These businesses all had their roots on this lot.
The White property just to the east of Mrs. Roach’s White Street lot was sold on July 19, 1869, by Mary E. White and others to J. C. Hoke and T. J. Wagner, probably on speculation. The price was $500.111 The back line of the lot abutted the property of Captain A. E. Hutchison, his homeplace tract. Hoke and Wagner built a large residence on the lot, and on September 10, 1872, they sold the house and lot to John S. Cureton of Lancaster County, S. C., for $2,500.112 This was a 1-acre lot. Then, on September 2, 1873, Cureton sold to Alexander Williford, for $2,500.113 Williford was a dealer in horses, a mill owner, and a planter. He was married to John Ratterree’s sister, Mary Maybin Ratterree. It appears that the Willifords occupied this house until 1881, when they removed to Winnsboro, S. C., following the tragic death of their son Churchill.
Alexander Williford sold his house and lot to James Lorraine Walker of Rock Hill on November 1, 1881, for $2,000.114 Mr. Williford took a loss in the deal, so anxious was he to leave Rock Hill and its people forever. After the death of Lorraine Walker, his heirs sold the property to Emma J. Erwin for $1,694 in 1883.115 In January, 1884, Emma J. Erwin sold the place to W. S. Creighton for $1,700.116 As the result of some type of financial squabbling involving several individuals and institutions, the house and lot on White Street came into the hands of Major John R. London, who signed over his rights in the property to Anna (Hope) Mobley, wife of Captain Frel Mobley.117 This took place in 1898. The writer had not followed the chain of title after that date.
[Information provided via Along the Land’s Ford Road – Vol. I, 2008 by William B. White, Jr.]
*** Also see Williford’s Livery Stables on South Congress Street in Winnsboro, S.C.
The Herald reported on July 16, 1902 that the following address was offered for sale as a potential site for the new post office. This lot was offered by Mrs. Fred Mobley and was identified as the Creighton lot on White Street, opposite Friedheim’s stables. It measured 210 ft., by 210 feet.
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