City Directories and History: 1908 – D.C. Stevenson / D. Hope Sadler (Electrician), 1917 – J.L. Sanders, 1922/23 – George B. Farah, 1933 – Joseph M. Parks, Bruce G. Woods, Mrs. Mary L. Mobley, 1946 – Minnie Lucas, 1963 – NA
March 18th 1896 the Herald reported, “Mr. Speight Adams is at home from Fort Mill, where he is working with Mr. Henry Knox, the civil engineer, who is putting in hydraulic wells at the Milfort Mill.”
The Herald reported on May 27, 1896 – “Speight Adams has won approval for appointment to West Point. There were six applicants from the 5th Congressional District who were examined at the Presbyterian High School from early in the forming until mid night.”
On Sept. 19, 1896 – the Herald reported that. “Mr. Speight Adams left yesterday for the Banks High School in Yorkville to be prepared for West Point. He will also assist in teaching at the school.”
The Rock Hill Record reported on April 4, 1904 – “Mr. Hope Sadler of Rock Hill came to York on Saturday with his friend Mr. J. McMillan Schorb and they spent the weekend with his parents in York. These young men are Clemson boys and are currently engaged in putting up lines and wiring for the cotton mills at Rock Hill, for the Catawba Power Company.” (By 1908, D. Hope Sadler is listed as living at this address.)
The RH Record reported on Jan. 1, 1909 – “Mr. and Mrs. Hope Sadler have returned from their bridal trip and are at the residence of the Misses Sadler on Johnston Street.”
The Herald reported Oct 31, 1906 – “That the Peoples Bank and Trust Company had recently sold eight lots on Marion Street to D.C. Stevenson and W.L. Adam from J.B. Johnson. And the sale of three lots on the corner of Marion, Green and Whitner to Stevenson and Adams from Mrs. Ollie Motz.”
The RH Record reported on Nov. 21, 1907 – “Mr. W. S. Adams and family are now living with Mr. Adams mother on Hampton Street, having vacated the house on Johnston Street, which is now being renovated and enlarged.”
The RH Record reported on Nov. 22, 1908 – “Mr. J.L. Bird and family have moved into the Adams cottage on Johnston Street.”
The Robbins – White Tour Booklet states, “Just east of the Strait house, and sitting well back from the street, was the home of Mrs. Molly Adams and family. This was a one-story house. Jennie, Mary, Carrie, Tom, and Speight Adams lived there. Next to the Adams place was a vacant space and then there was the old Rawlinson house, originally built· ·by one of Rock Hill’s early druggists, R. M. Williamson. The head of the Rawlinson family was Walter Joel Rawlinson. This house had what is today called a wrap-around porch. The house was so large that it completely filled the lot on which it was built. The main entrance to the Rawlinson house was on Hampton Street.”
Next, in a house sitting back from the street, lived Mrs. Adams, Miss Molly, and her children, all older than I, except Tom. I remember that Tom asked Papa for me, and my father said, “Well, now, Tom, if you will be a good boy, I’ll give her to you.” There were Speight, Jay, Carrie, Jennie, and Mary, and Tom.
When Mrs. Adams moved to Dr. Boney Johnson’s house on the newly-made Marion Street at the comer of Hampton Street, Mr. Johnson having purchased the house which Cousin John T. Roddey had built on the lower end of E. Main St. and which was the typical elaborate Victorian mansion (Cousin John had sold the place to Mr. Lee Kerr and his wife, Esther Neisler)— Mrs. Schultz and her family moved then into the Adams home. We all loved Mrs. Schultz, whom most of us knew as “Granny.” I recalled nursing Rudolph, the baby. Courtesy of the YCGHS—June 1998
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