South Carolina Department of Archives and History
National Register Properties in South Carolina

Kingstree Historic District, Williamsburg County (Kingstree)
Williamsburg County
Williamsburg County
ca. 1950
McIntosh Motor Co.
145 W. Main St.
Fina Gas Station
146 W. Main St.
[no longer extant]
Sinclair's Gas Station
Academy and Jackson Sts.
ca. 1940
[no longer extant]
Navy Recruiting Center
135 W. Main St.
114 West. Main St.
ca. 1910
Red Door Flowers
112 W. Main St.
110 W. Main St.
McClam's Detail
110 W. Main St.
Sam's Shoe Service
106 W. Main St.
Nexsen Building
100 W. Main St.
Gilman Real Estate
and Jean's Kut'n Kurl
101-103 W. Main St.
Wee Nee Bank
101 E. Main St.
Bank of Williamsburg
109 E. Main St.
Roses Department Store
117 E. Main St.
Wig Imports
121 E. Main St.
DuBose-Smith Watches
123 E. Main St.
Kingstree Hardware Co.
118 E. Main St.
Kingstree Railroad
E. Main St.

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The Kingstree Historic District contains forty-eight properties situated along Main Street, Academy Street, and Hampton Street in the commercial area of downtown Kingstree. The district includes the courthouse, public library, railroad station, and numerous commercial buildings. The district is a fine collection of nineteenth-century vernacular commercial architecture. Details such as arched doorways and windows, cast-iron columns and pilasters, decorative or corbelled brick work and pressed tin interior ceilings are present on most of the district’s buildings. The Williamsburg County Courthouse, built ca. 1823, and designed by Robert Mills, is a fine example of Roman Neo-Classical design with its raised first floor, pediment with lunette, and Doric columns. In 1953-54 the courthouse underwent substantial remodeling on the exterior and interior, though it still reflects much of Mill’s original design. With the exception of the courthouse, most of the buildings in the district were built between 1900 and 1920 when Kingstree enjoyed prosperity as a retail and tobacco marketing center of Williamsburg County. The majority of the buildings in the district are a visible record of this twenty-year growth and the historic fabric of the area remains substantially intact. Listed in the National Register June 28, 1982.

View a map showing the boundaries of the Kingstree Historic District.

View the complete text of the nomination form for this National Register property. In addition, the Historic Resources of Kingstree, ca. 1823-1930 includes historical background information for this and other related National Register properties.

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