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West End Commercial Historic District, Greenville County (Greenville)
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American Bank
701 S. Main St.
Alliance and
Mills & McBayer
Cotton Warehouses
7-17 Augusta St.
724 S. Main St. 722 S. Main St. Indian River
Fruit Store
718 S. Main St.
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Pete's Place
714 S. Main St.
Park's Dry Goods
712 S. Main St.
Bacot's West End
Drug Store/
Stringer's Drug
708 S. Main St.
Hovey & Clyde's/
B.M. McGee Grocery
704 S. Main St.
Furman Lunch
654 S. Main St.
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OK Pawn Shop/
Asia Rugs/Suratt's
606-618 S. Main St.
Greer Thompson
631 S. Main St.

The West End Commercial Historic District is significant as Greenville’s second “downtown,” with historic resources dating from ca. 1869 to ca. 1939, the majority of which date from the 1880s to the 1920s, a period of extensive development in the area. The district is architecturally significant for its notable examples of Victorian commercial buildings on the first block of Pendleton Street and for its twentieth century commercial buildings along South Main Street. The district consists of 21 commercial properties, 15 of which are contributing to the character of the district. Located south of the Reedy River, major commercial development began after the Civil War near Furman University and the Greenville and Columbia Railroad depot. By the 1890s the first block of Pendleton Street, (now S. Main St.), was a flourishing commercial area. To the north, Chicora College (1893-1915), a Presbyterian school for women, was established on “McBee’s Terrace” overlooking the Reedy River. South Main Street from modern-day Camperdown Way south to River Street developed following World War I, after Chicora burned in 1919 and its former property was commercially developed. Listed in the National Register January 7, 1993; Boundary increase May 29, 1998.

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