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

Dillon Downtown Historic District, Dillon County
Dillon County
217 West Main St. 210 and 206 West Main St. 207 West Main St. 205 West Main St.
201 West Main St.
The McRae Bldg.
129 West Main St. 127 West Main St. 120 West Main St. 117 West Main St.
115 West Main St. 112 West Main St. 110 West Main St. 109 West Main St. 108 West Main St.
106 West Main St. 105-107 West Main St. 104 West Main St. 101 West Main St. 100 West Main St.

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The Dillon Downtown Historic District is significant as an intact collection of buildings associated with the commercial growth and development of the town of Dillon, from ca. 1903 to 1948. Sixty buildings contribute to the character of the historic district while fifteen are noncontributing. The historic district is also architecturally significant as a typical example of commercial development and evolution in a small Southern town in the agriculturally rich coastal plain or Pee Dee section of South Carolina during the first half of the twentieth century. The district’s buildings reflect the one- and two-part commercial blocks found in towns throughout the nation and represent stylistic influences ranging from late Victorian period examples displaying elaborate brick-corbeled cornices and pediments to the more simplified and minimalist Depression-era examples with typical low relief detailing and vertical piers. The 1911 Neo-Classical County Courthouse, corner stores and banks featuring Classical Revival vocabulary, the brick depot, other highly decorative buildings, as well as modest but intact commercial stores help to define and anchor the district along both the town’s Main Street and its intersecting railroad corridor. Listed in the National Register January 24, 2003.

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