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, 1922/23 – J.H. Beach and U.C. Carroll,
The Rock Hill Herald reported on Oct. 20, 1900 – “Mr. Wilson Moore and Mr. J.G. Sadler have changed places. Mr. Moore went to Cheste to take charge of the office of the New Chester Hotel and Mr. Sadler will return to Rock Hill and take Mr. Moore’s place with the New York Racket.”
“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).” The Herald reported on Sept. 19, 1900 – “Dr. W.G. Stevens has moved into the Green Sadler house on Hampton Street. His father and mother will live with him.”
[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.
The RH Record reported on Fe. 18, 1909 – “Mr. Woods M. Steele has sold to Mr. J.C. Lindsay of this city, the Steele Spring Bottling Works, located on East Black Street near the Graded School. Mr. Steele wants to spend more time with the spring and the sale of mineral water and developing the grounds around the spring.”
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