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Gaffney Commercial Historic District, Cherokee County (Gaffney)
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616 N. Limestone St. Settlemyer Building
601-603 N. Limestone St.
Brown Building
521 N. Limestone St.
520-522 N. Limestone St. 518 N. Limestone St.
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515 N. Limestone St. 513 N. Limestone St. 501 N. Limestone St. 500 N. Limestone St. 129 E. Frederick St.
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109-111 W. Frederick St. 418 N. Limestone St. 415 N. Limestone St. Star Theatre
400 N. Limestone St.

The Gaffney Commercial Historic District consists of a total of sixty-seven resources, with forty-one contributing resources, located in downtown Gaffney. Most of the buildings were built after 1900 and before 1930 and retain their historic character. The buildings in the district are primarily commercial buildings in vernacular commercial interpretations of the Italianate, Romanesque Revival, Renaissance Revival, Art Deco, and Neo-Classical styles of the turn of the century. A number are notable for their excellent detailing and craftsmanship. All of the buildings are of brick construction and vary from one to four stories in height. The downtown area, which continues to be a center of Gaffney commerce, retains much of its early twentieth century character. The commercial district encompasses a three-block area which has been the commercial center of the city since ca. 1875. This area evolved as the primary business center of Gaffney due to the proximity of the railroad and depot. Listed in the National Register March 27, 1986.

View a map showing the boundaries of the Gaffney Commercial Historic District.

View the complete text of the nomination form for this National Register property. In addition, the Historic Resources of Gaffney, ca. 1820-ca. 1935 includes historical background information for this and other related National Register properties.

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