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Myrtle Heights-Oak Park Historic District, Horry County (N. Ocean Blvd. btw. 32nd Ave. N. and 46th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach)
S1081772601601 S1081772601602 S1081772601603 S1081772601604 S1081772601605
3106, 3108, and 3200
N. Ocean Blvd.
3302 N. Ocean Blvd. John Ray Efrid House
3400 N. Ocean Blvd.
Springs Close House
3406 N. Ocean Blvd.
Burroughs House
3600 N. Ocean Blvd.
S1081772601606 S1081772601607 S1081772601608 S1081772601609 S1081772601610
3802 N. Ocean Blvd. 3900 and 3902
N. Ocean Blvd.
4102, 4104, and 4106
N. Ocean Blvd.
4300 N. Ocean Blvd. 4400 and 4402
N. Ocean Blvd.
S1081772601611 S1081772601612 S1081772601613 S1081772601614 S1081772601615
3601 N. Ocean Blvd. 3701 N. Ocean Blvd. James E. Bryan House
3703 N. Ocean Blvd.
3803 N. Ocean Blvd. 404 41st Ave.

The history of the Myrtle Heights and Oak Park sections of Myrtle Beach relates to the period of development in Myrtle Beach following the financial collapse of Woodside Brothers, the company that developed the Ocean Forest Hotel and Country Club in the late 1920s. The company had originally purchased 65,000 acres from Myrtle Beach Farms in 1926, and after Woodside Brothers collapsed Myrtle Beach Farms repossessed many of those holdings and began to subdivide and develop sections of them during the 1930s. The Myrtle Heights section was opened in 1933, and the founders of Myrtle Beach Farms were among the first property owners to build summer houses and vacation cottages there. The Oak Park Section was opened in 1935. The vast majority of the development in this area took place along North Ocean Boulevard, with only sporadic development along the perpendicular numbered avenues between 1945 and 1954. The district is a collection of about sixty-five architecturally distinctive properties and representative building types. The majority of these oceanside residences are two-story frame buildings, many of them with one- or two-story attached garages, two-story detached garage apartments, or one-story attached servants’ quarters. The most prevalent stylistic influence is Colonial Revival, but elements of the Classical Revival, Tudor Revival, and Bungalow/Craftsman styles are also represented. Listed in the National Register October 28, 1998.

View a map showing the boundaries of the Myrtle Heights-Oak Park Historic District.

View the complete text of the nomination form for this National Register property. In addition, the Historic Resources of Myrtle Beach, ca. 1880-1954 includes historical background information for this and other related National Register properties.

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