City Directories and History: 1908 – John Black and Rev. A.S. Rogers, 1922/23 – J.A. Black,
“On the southeast corner of Academy and White stood the large residence of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Black, built either in the late 1890’s or early 1900’s. There was a large servants’ house in the backyard of this house. Opposite this house on White Street was the beautifully maintained residence of Mrs. Black’s brother, the Rev. A.S. Rogers, pastor of the A. R. P. Church in Rock Hill. The second Mrs. Rogers boarded a number of teachers here in the years from 1930 to 1970.” [Robbins – White History]
The Herald on May 17, 1899 reported work on the commodious dwelling of Mr. J.A. Black is progressing satisfactorily.” On July 15th it was reported the cost of construction was $2,000.
The Herald reported on Jan. 25, 1902 – “Mr. C.W. Williams and wife, have moved to Rock Hill from Charlotte and are boarding with Mr. J.A. Black. Mr. Williams sells McCormick reapers, binders, mowers and shredders.”
The home of John A. Black (Cora R. Black) was one of the show places on the corner of North Confederate and East White streets. Once the Black family moved from the corner, the home was split into apartments, one was rented to the Smith family who had lived previously at #305/311 North Confederate Avenue. One of the Smith’s children was Claude R. Smith who lived here and had fond memories of the neighborhood next to “Miller Hill” the corner of North Confederate and Pendelton Streets. He also recalled living next to “White’s Pasture.” Thought the Black home has been demolished Mr. Smith’s memories continued and were shared. See them below under the More Information link. (See comment this page, below.)
The Rock Hill Record reported on Feb. 18, 1929 – “Dr. E.E. Herlong arrived from Florence S.C., and will be associated with Dr. W.B. Ward of the Fennell Infirmary. Dr. Herlong specializes in urology and x ray work. He is a graduate of Wofford College and the Medical College of Charleston and has five years of experience. He and his wife and child currently have an apartment in the home of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Black. They will soon move into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Blackmon as their permanent residence.”
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