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Cleveland Law Range, Spartanburg County (171 Magnolia St., Spartanburg)
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The Cleveland Law Range is one of the few remaining examples of Richardson Romanesque architecture in the South. Examples of the style were rare to begin with as Richardson’s period of greatest influence came when the South had very little money to spare for high style architecture. It is an imposing three-story brick building with attic built 1898-99 as an office building. The design pattern is established with the use of five arched bays on the ground floor of the front elevation with rhythmic fenestration repeating the bay arrangement on the second and third floors. All three gables have a Dutch gable treatment and incorporate chimneys into the design. The building has been used as offices for men of both national and statewide significance. Three governors of South Carolina maintained offices in the Cleveland Law Range. The most famous occupant was James F. Byrnes who served as member of Congress, U. S. Senator from South Carolina, Secretary of State under President Harry S. Truman, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Director of War Mobilization and Reconversion under Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Governor of South Carolina. Listed in the National Register April 13, 1973.

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