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South Harper Street Historic District, Laurens County (Laurens)
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404 S. Harper St.
Ozzie Anderson
410 S. Harper St.
Cliff McLaurin
413 S. Harper St.
Peterson House
517 S. Harper St.
Dr. Cliffton
Jones House
522 S. Harper St.
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606 S. Harper St.
H. Douglas Gray
616 S. Harper St.
Clarence M.
Babb House
636 S. Harper St.
644 S. Harper St.
657 S. Harper St.
S1081773002011 S1081773002012 S1081773002013 S1081773002014 S1081773002015
E. W. Copeland
708 S. Harper St.
H. L. Roper
714 S. Harper St.
W. G. McDaniel
814 S. Harper St.
W. C. Byrd
819 S. Harper St.
F. H. Caine House
830 S. Harper St.
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915 S. Harper St.
Crump House
1010 S. Harper St.
1022 S. Harper St.
Gov. Robert A.
Cooper House
1030 S. Harper St.
Moore-Wier House
1032 S. Harper St.

The South Harper Street Historic District is significant architecturally as a collection of early twentieth century vernacular residences. In addition, several of its residents distinguished themselves in the fields of commerce, industry, and politics/government. Construction dates for the houses range from the early nineteenth century to ca. 1935, with almost half having been built during the first decade of the twentieth century. The district is composed of forty-four resources – forty-two of which are residences. The district contains two antebellum residences, both of which were renovated in the early twentieth century; forty residences constructed during the period ca. 1880-1935; and two undeveloped lots. Architectural styles include Neo-Classical, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, and Bungalow. Large shade trees, terraced lawns, and distinctive retaining walls characterize South Harper Street. Several government figures have lived in the South Harper Street Historic District, including former Governor Robert Cooper, and state legislators Homer Blackwell, W.R. Richey, Jr., Clarence M. Babb, and James H. Sullivan. This historic district provides tangible evidence of the prosperity that Laurens experienced at the turn of the century. Listed in the National Register November 19, 1986.

View a map showing the boundaries of the South Harper Street Historic District.

View the complete text of the nomination form for this National Register property. In addition, the Historic Resources of the City of Laurens, ca. 1800-ca. 1940 includes historical background information for this and other related National Register properties.

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