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Latta Downtown Historic District, Dillon County (E. & W. Main Sts., Latta)
Parham Building
118-120 E. Main St.
116 E. Main St. McMillan Building
110-112 E. Main St.
McMillan Building
Left Oblique
110-112 E. Main St.
Cox Building
104-108 E. Main St.
102 E. Main St. 100 E. Main St. 102 W. Main St. 101 E. Main St. Kornblut's Dept. Store
103 E.Main St.
105-107 E. Main St. 111 E. Main St. 113 E. Main St. 115 E. Main St.

The Latta Downtown Historic District is significant for its high concentration of intact examples of early twentieth-century commercial architecture and as an illustration of Latta’s role as a center of trade and commerce in Dillon County during the period ca. 1895 to ca. 1928. Thirteen properties contribute to the character of the historic district, with one noncontributing property. The town was founded as the result of a by-pass railroad line chartered by the Florence Railroad in 1882. In 1888, railroad officials established a loading station in what is now Latta. Latta soon became a thriving little town and still boasts a wide Main Street and arterial connections, all planned by Robert Latta. Latta was incorporated as a town in what was then Marion County on 23 December 1890. The town’s boom period was from the turn of the twentieth century to the 1920s, when Latta became a major tobacco market in the Pee Dee region of the state. Trade from the rich farming section surrounding the town supported a variety of mercantile establishments such as grocery stores, drugstores, a hotel, two banks, and several dry goods stores concentrated in a block east of the railroad on Main St. Listed in the National Register May 20, 1998.

View a map showing the boundaries of the Latta Downtown Historic District.

View the complete text of the nomination form for this National Register property. In addition, the Historic Resources of Latta, ca. 1890-ca. 1930 includes historical background information for this and other related National Register properties.

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