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Florence Downtown Historic District, Florence County
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163 N. Dargan St. 155 N. Dargan St. 137 N. Dargan St. 135 N. Dargan St. 127 W. Evans St.
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121 W. Evans St. 117 W. Evans St. 119 N. Dargan St. 101 W. Evans St. 110 W. Evans St.
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104-120 W. Evans St.
Dargan St. Facade
104-120 W. Evans St.
Evans St. Facade
113 S. Dargan St. 123 S. Dargan St. 129 S. Dargan St.
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135 S. Dargan St. 116-118 N. Dargan St. 126 N. Dargan St. 130 N. Dargan St. 142 N. Dargan St.
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158 N. Dargan St. 164-166 N. Dargan St.

The Florence Downtown Historic District is significant for its association with Florence’s commercial development since the city’s founding, as well as for its examples of commercial architecture dating from the period ca. 1890-ca. 1940. The district reflects the city’s growth as the nucleus of a successful regional railroad network and as a thriving commercial center for the entire Pee Dee region. The Florence Downtown Historic District is a collection of thirty commercial buildings, of which twenty-four are contributing buildings and six are non-contributing buildings. This area contains the majority of the late nineteenth to early twentieth century architecture remaining in the city. Most buildings are two-story brick buildings with embellished cornices. Many are characterized by flat rooflines, decorative brick moldings, and vertical pilasters. While all the properties have been modified to include modern storefronts, the upper facades are largely intact and retain their integrity. These contributing resources are from a time during which Florence enjoyed tremendous growth and prosperity and reflect the development of the city from ca. 1890 to ca. 1940. Listed in the National Register July 2, 2008.

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