South Carolina Department of Archives and History
National Register Properties in South Carolina

Anderson Downtown Historic District, Anderson County (Main Street, Anderson)
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Sullivan Hardware
Company Warehouse
Sullivan Hardware
206-210 Main St.
Plaza Hotel,
Courthouse Square
Anderson County
Courthouse Square
Robert Anderson
Courthouse Square
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Bleckley Building National Bank
of Anderson,
Courthouse Square
City Hall,
Main St.
401 N. Main St.
Carnegie Library
405 N. Main St.
John C. Calhoun
402 N. Main St.

The Anderson Downtown Historic District is primarily significant as a well-preserved late nineteenth/early twentieth century commercial area. The district retains a typical town plan with a courthouse square in its center, as well as numerous good examples of Victorian, Romanesque Revival, and Beaux Arts commercial architecture. Anderson, incorporated 1833, is also significant for its role as a commercial, governmental, and cultural center for Anderson County. The Anderson Downtown Historic District is comprised of approximately 97 commercial structures, the County Courthouse, the Anderson City Hall, a Victorian fountain, and two historic monuments. The brick constructed structures date primarily from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and are located in the heart of Anderson’s central business district. The courthouse and surrounding square serve as the focal point of the historic district. Located southeast of this commercial district is the residential Anderson Historic District. Listed in the National Register February 23, 1979; Boundary increase November 5, 1987.

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