City Directories and History: 1958 – Belk’s Department Store, Brooks Jewelry, 1966 – Belk’s Dept. Store
The Yorkville Enquirer of Jan. 7, 1891 contained an advertisement for a new firm names Beard and Inman, a mercantile business run by Earnest Beard and Brooks Inman. They have bought the complete stock of the John May Company and will continue doing business in the Adickes Building on the corner of Main and E. Liberty Streets.”
*** The numbering system changed numerous times on North
Congress as elsewhere. In 1958 and 1966, Sanitary Barber Shop was listed at #6 N. Congress Street which is in 2012 #8.
In 1910 this site, the corner of N. Congress and E. Liberty streets was used as both a furniture retail store and that of a hardware – grocery company.
The Yorkville Enquirer reported on Feb. 9, 1917 – “Reported the Belk – Kirkpatrick Co., of Greenville has been established with capital of $35,000. to do a mercantile business there. Incorporators are W.H. Belk and J.W. Kirkpatrick. Mr. Kirkpatrick was formally manager of the Kirkpatrick – Belk Store in Yorkville, S.C.”
The Herald reported on Sept. 22, 1939 – “Extensive renovations are being made to the Nichols building in York, on Main Street (Congress), occupied by Belk’s Department Store. R.W. Buice is the contractor and P.C. Henderson is manager. The new front is of black “Viscolite.”
The Rock Hill Herald reported on June 17, 1941 – “The York Public Library has moved from the second floor of the Nichols Building on East Liberty Street to the ground floor of one of the Bratton Buildings on South Congress Street near the Rose Hotel.”
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