Roots and Recall has provided this page as an enhancement to the Rock Hill Walking Tour brochure provided by Old Town Rock Hill, S.C. Use the brochure, (found at the downtown kiosk on East Main or at the White Home) to guide your route. While doing so, also use your smart device, to link each of the sites to Roots and Recall’s history pages, which provides additional images and information.
It’s so easy – just click on each of the highlighted sites to enjoy the tour or enjoy the “This Building Has History” labels, in many of the store windows. The tours normally begin across the street from the Historic White Home on East White Street. It is as simple as clicking forward and correlating the tour. Be sure to look for this logo in the front windows of many downtown buildings.
Using your QR reader these can be easily loaded to your smart device.
Please enjoy this structure and all those listed in Roots and Recall. But remember each is private property. So view them from a distance or from a public area such as the sidewalk or public road. Thanks!
HISTORIC WALKING TOUR BROCHURE SITES
1. Historic Panel across the street from the Historic White Home.
5. Cotton Trade (no R&R link) or visit James S. White’s Home on East White Street
8. The Rock
10. Friedheim Building and Rock Hill’s early lots
13. Comporium Phone Museum (no R&R Link)
14. McCrory’s Five and Dime see the Woolworth Buildings
15. Village of Rock Hill (Historic Marker) and Good’s Drugs Store
16. City Hall
17. Black Street (Historic Marker) and Frew’s Boarding House
18. City Hall (Current) and 232 Hampton Street which was demolished to make room for the new City Hall
19. McCosh House
20. First Presbyterian Church of Rock Hill
21. The old Andrew Jackson Hotel
22. First Baptist Church originally located on Hampton Street
30. The White Home
Other Old Town sites of interest – in random order:
Azer’s Store on North Trade Street (Trade St., is now part of Dave Lyle Blvd. – Demolished)
Carolina Hotel on the south corner of East Main and South Dave Lyde – Demolished)
The Friedheim Home on East Main Street (Fountain Park – Demolished)
The Cobb Home on East Main Street (next to Fountain Park – Demolished)
The Flower’s House (former location of Bass Funeral Home – Demolished)
The Barnes Home on the corner of East Main and Reid Streets
Corner of Hampton and East Main (former Newsstand building)
Palmetto Library (formally on South Trade St., African American Library site – Demolished)
Tommy’s Place (formally on the corner of East Black and South Trade Streets – Demolished)
Stevens – Willis Home on Oakland Ave., the 2015 location of Legal Remedy.
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