City Directories and History: 1908 – J.C. Lindsay – Olive M., Bleka, John C. Jr., Pauline, Albert N. Whiteside, 1917 – Charles G. Watkins, later the Frew’s Boarding House
“On the northwest corner of Hampton and Black streets stood a large two-story house owned and occupied by Mr. Green Sadler, who was a brother of Rufus E. Sadler and the husband of Della (Moore) Sadler, sister of Heyward and Wilson Moore. At one time the Lindsays lived in this house and also the Stevens family (Dr. W. G. Stevens’ mother and sisters).”
[Robbins – White Tour Booklet]
Mr. Charles G. Watkins and wife Minnie are listed as a machinist in 1913, hold an account with the McElwee Store in 1915. At this time they are living at the boarding house.
Also the location of Rock Hill’s Walking tour site #17 – Historic marker to Alexander T. Black and Gen. Wade Hampton, III
Originally the area housing the Frew’s Boarding house gave way later to commercial development of Hampton and Black Streets. By the 1950’s the area housed a number of small businesses from loan companies to the Hege Jewelry Company. in the fall of 1961 the area was being demolished to make room for city improvements.
July 16, 1902 – The Herald reported that this lot was one of a number offered for sale for the location of a proposed post office. This lot was identified as having been owned by Paul Workman, known as the Sadler lot where Mrs. M.A. Adams currently lives. It had a frontage of 128 ft., on Hampton Street and 200 ft., on Black Street.
Click HOME to return to the numbered site tour of Rock Hill’s downtown.
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.