City Directories and History: 1917 – A.T. Quantz, 1936 – Anna Gaston Quantz, 1963 – Roderick Macdonald
This lovely home was constructed for the Quantz family in 1909 by Julian S. Starr. It is likely that he also constructed the Gaston and Strait homes on Oakland Avenue prior to completing the Quantz home. Each of these dwellings highly resemble one another and were constructed by the Gaston siblings following the death of their father William Newton Gaston in Chester, S.C.
The Rock Hill Record reported on Jan. 10, 1910 – “J.S. Starr has drawn plans for a seven room house for Mr. A.P. Quantz on College Avenue.”
The McElwee Store journal of 1915 states that Albert T. Quantz and Ethel G., (Supt. of Arcade Mills) shopped at the store and held an account.
The SC Architects: 1855-1935, Wells and Dalton – 1992 attributed the Quantz home to architect Julian S. Starr in 1910.
The Herald reported, March 17, 1925 – “That a building permit had been issued to A.T. Quantz on College Ave., for repairs on his home costing $513.”
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