Mr. A. D. Holler (1840-1918) Capt. A. D. Holler was a contractor. It can be safely stated that no other man did more to shape Rock Hill because of all the buildings he erected. He was a veteran of a Chester County unit in the Civil War and moved to Rock Hill in 1872. His daughter married John Gary Anderson, who controlled the Rock Hill Buggy Company and later the Anderson Motor Company. Holler built a number of textile mills, including the Rock Hill Cotton Factory, the Highland Park, Arcade, Victoria, and Manchester textile mills, schools, stores, and numerous fine houses in Rock Hill and Chester. He gave the land for Friendship College and owned a brick works which made over one million bricks for the original buildings on the Winthrop campus. To the rear is Jimmy Holler, the second person to be buried in Laurelwood.
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