Local homes were designed by Rock Hill Architect, Hugh Edward White (1869 – 1939), born in Fort Mill, S.C. he attended Fort Mill Academy and started his practice in about 1894. Remained in Rock Hill until about 1903 and later returned to work. In the 1890’s he worked in an architectural firm in Atlanta. Between 1903-1918 he was a field supervisor of the Supt. Architect Dept. of the Treasury. For about three years 1918-21, he was employed with Charles Coker Wilson in Columbia or Gastonia, N.C.
Others sites designed by Mr. White include: Kuykendall Home – 1907, R.A. Beall – 1907, C.E. Coker – 1907, Clover High School – 1929, Fort Mill High School – 1930, Proposed Hickory Grove School – 1928 (Proposed), Clover Methodist Episcopal Church – 1927, Clover A.R.P. (Sunday School Building) – 1927, Hickory Grove Methodist Church (Sunday School Building – (?), Episcopal Home in York – 1926
The RH Herald on Aug. 12, 1899 reported that Mr. H.E. White tells us that he has twelve jobs in his office, most in Rock Hill and they will result in expenditures of about $40,000.”
The Herald reported on Jan. 21, 1903 – “Architect H.E. White of Rock Hill is working on the plans for a large bank building to be erected in Martinsville, Va.”
The Fort Mill Times, Sept. 9, 1903 – reported that “Hugh E. White is just finishing plans for a colonial residence for H. C. Strauss of Yorkville. He has also forwarded plans for a handsome residence for E.P. Smith of Florence, S.C.”
The Rock Hill Record reported, May 24 1904 – “That Clover High School closed its term Friday under the management of Mr. W.H. Hamilton, who has resigned to resume studies at Davidson College.”
The Rock Hill Record reported on April 9, 1908 – “Mr. H.E. White, Architect, will leave Saturday for Greensboro, where he will superintend the erection of the US Post Office and Courthouse.”
The Rock Hill Record reported on March 18, 1909 – “Mr. H.E. White was in town recently. He is formerly of this city and now of Greenville, where he is in charge as architect of the government building. “
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