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Spartanburg Historic District, Spartanburg County
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August W. Smith
116-118 E. Main St.
Kress Building
115 E. Main St.
Palmetto Building
100-114 E. Main St.
Palmetto Building
Left Oblique
100-114 E. Main St.
Ward Building
111 E. Main St.
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101 E. Main St. 109-111 W. Main St. 113-115 W. Main St. 117-121 W. Main St. 125-127 W. Main St.
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131 W. Main St. 135 W. Main St. 137 W. Main St. 139 W. Main St. 141-143 W. Main St.
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145 W. Main St. 111 Wall St. 110-114 Wall St. 155 W. Main St. S. Spring St.

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The Spartanburg Historic District contains a concentration of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth commercial architecture in and around Morgan Square in the commercial district of Spartanburg. The town started in the late eighteenth century, named for the Revolutionary War militia regiment called the “Spartans.” The town grew slowly until the late nineteenth century. With around thirty-four contributing properties, the Morgan Square area is historically the center of the city and its architectural character reflects a period of prosperity occurring between 1880 and 1920 when Spartanburg became a leading textile and railroad center in South Carolina. During this period, downtown was substantially rebuilt with new brick commercial structures. Most of the buildings constructed during this period were two- to three-story masonry structures with decorative detailing. Approximately ninety percent of the buildings in the district were built before 1925. Stylistic influences include Neo-Classical, Art Deco, and most commonly Italianate or Commercial style influences. While some alterations have been made to storefronts, a majority of contributing properties in the district retain their architectural integrity. Listed in the National Register May 19, 1983; Boundary increase January 28, 2000.

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