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Whitman Street Historic District, Orangeburg County (Orangeburg)
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Episcopal Church
of the Redeemer
606 Russell St.
580 Russell St. 160 Elliott St. W. W. Wannamaker
196 Elliott St.
212 Elliott St.
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503 Whitman St. 535 Whitman St. 534 Whitman St. 545 Whitman St. 561 Whitman St.

The Whitman Street Area Historic District is a relatively intact inner-city residential area, containing large residences from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This was a higher-income residential area; the houses of the district are generally large and display several of the more fashionable residential architectural modes of the period such as Victorian, Queen Anne, and Classical and Colonial Revival. It is a surviving portion of what was once a much larger neighborhood. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries this section of Orangeburg, between the main business district and the South Carolina Railroad, was residential. Whitman (called Pearl Street until the early twentieth century) and East Russell Streets were lined with large, two-story frame houses. Much of this historic neighborhood had given way to modern commercial growth, but this small area had remained intact. The district contains twelve contributing properties constructed between ca. 1880 and ca. 1925. Listed in the National Register September 20, 1985.

View a map showing the boundaries of the Whitman Street 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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