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Clinton Commercial Historic District, Laurens County (Clinton)
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L. H. Davidson
204 W. Main St.
106 W. Main St. 104 W. Main St. J. W. Copeland
100-102 W. Main St.
107 N. Broad St.
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Young's Pharmacy
109 N. Broad St.
J. Isaac
Copeland and
Bros. Store
210 N. Broad St.
The Commercial Bank
200-202 N. Broad St.
The Bee Hive
Dept. Store
120-122 Musgrove St.
110-126 Musgrove St.
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City Station
110 Musgrove St.
Briggs Block
100-104 Musgrove St.
Jacobs and Co.
123-127 E. Main St.
First National
Bank of Clinton
101 E. Main St.
Co. Building
103-105 E. Main St.
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Confedrate Monument 113 S. Broad St. Masonic Temple
119-125 S. Broad St.
115 Gary St. 104-112 Gary St.

The Clinton Commercial Historic District is a collection of thirty-seven contributing properties centrally located in Clinton. The district is comprised of late nineteenth and early twentieth century buildings associated with the commercial life of the city. Commercial buildings are predominant, but the district also contains two bank buildings; a five-section warehouse; a former city hall; a large, industrial building; a Masonic temple; and a small, landscaped park. The district is locally significant as a tangible record of the period of Clinton’s greatest commercial growth from the 1870s to the 1930s. Buildings in the district display a variety of architectural features, including ornamental brickwork of the Victorian era, pressed-metal cornices and ceilings of the early twentieth century, and geometric designs of the Art Moderne style. The city of Clinton was founded in 1852 on the Laurens Railroad, which was then under construction. In September of that year, twenty-eight lots were sold and the town soon developed into a trading center for the surrounding agricultural area. The name Clinton was chosen to honor Henry Clinton Young of Laurens, who was active in the movement to construct the railroad. Listed in the National Register November 15, 1984.

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