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Batesburg Commercial Historic District, Lexington County (Batesburg)
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U. X. Gunter
General Mechandise
Granite St.
Old Batesburg
City Hall
Granite St.
Isaac Edwards
General Store
Granite St.
Isaac Edwards
Undertaking
Granite St.
Dodd's
Granite St.
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Old Telephone
Company
Granite St.
Swim and Son
Mfg. Co.
Granite St.
M. Howard
Butcher Shop
Granite St.
Bank of Western
Carolina
Railroad Ave.
Fair Drug
Company
Railroad Ave.
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Old First
National Bank
Railroad Ave.
Altman's Autoparts
Railroad Ave.
J. L. Cato's
Grocery
Railroad Ave.
Owen Drug Co.
Railroad Ave.
Roof's Hardware/
Trowell Records
Oak St.

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The Batesburg Commercial Historic District is significant as an intact commercial center, showing the scale, materials, and development patterns of an early twentieth century railroad town. Encompassing thirty-one contributing properties within a three block area, the Batesburg Commercial Historic District is a highly intact collection of masonry commercial buildings constructed between 1895 and 1925, with the majority from the 1900-1910 decade. The district’s turn of the century character is accentuated by the largest collection of cast iron fašade ornamentation found in the Central Midlands Region. Thirteen facades retain original cast iron pilasters or columns. Decorative brick trim also embellishes a number of storefronts, further articulating the period setting. Four buildings are built of early concrete blocks, molded to imitate stone. The commercial district has had minimal modern intrusions and retains the scale and feeling of the ca. 1925 community. Listed in the National Register July 6, 1982.

View a map showing the boundaries of the Batesburg Commercial Historic District.

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