City Directories and History: 1917 – J.E. Walmsley (James Elliott Walmsley and wife Margaret), 1936 – Mrs. Birdy McAliley, 1946 – Berta S. McAliley 1963 – Apartments (Julian B. Johnson)
The 1916 Sanborn Insurance map of Oakland Avenue shows this house as having been constructed along with #620 but no others in this section. It was reported to have been constructed by A.D. Holler for his son, the Rev. J.D. Holler in circa 1910 and later acquired by the McAliley family. The home was purchased by local attorney, S.B. Mendenhall who restored the house and maintained it as the family residence for many years.
The Rock Hill Records on June 9, 1913 reported – “Dr. and Mrs. J.E. Walmsley will on Wednesday of this week move from Woodland Park to the Craig house on Oakland Avenue.”
The Rock Hill Record reported on Dec. 1, 1919, “J.E. McAliley of Bullocks Creek has moved his family to Rock Hill and purchased the Holler house across from Winthrop College.”
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