|South Carolina Department of Archives and History|
|National Register Properties in South Carolina
Ellis Avenue Historic District, Orangeburg County (Orangeburg)
|637 Ellis Ave.||605 Ellis Ave.|| Ellis Ave.
|555 Ellis Ave.||531 Ellis Ave.|
|521 Ellis Ave.||511 Ellis Ave.|
The Ellis Avenue Historic District is a significant concentration of basically unaltered turn-of-the-century residences and a 1931 two-story brick school building. These buildings are set on very large, landscaped lots along a tree-lined portion of Ellis Avenue. The district contains eight contributing properties with construction dates ranging from ca. 1890 to 1931. The houses in the district display a variety of architectural characteristics of the period including wraparound porches, lozenge windows in the transom, polygonal bays and imbricated shingles. Stylistic influences include Victorian and Colonial Revival. Ellis Avenue School is architecturally significant as an example of the collegiate design of James B. Urquhart, prominent South Carolina architect. Listed in the National Register September 20, 1985.
View a map showing the boundaries of the Ellis Avenue Historic District.
View the complete text of the nomination form for this National Register property. In addition, the Historic Resources of Orangeburg, ca. 1850-ca. 1935 includes historical background information for this and other related National Register properties.
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