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Charlotte Avenue-Aiken Avenue Historic District, York County (Rock Hill)
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Hughes Walker House
401 Charlotte Ave.
Paul D. Farris House
407 Charlotte Ave.
Roy Z. Thomas House
620 Aiken Ave.
Wilson House
(Ark of the Covenant)
619 Aiken Ave.
607 Aiken Ave.
608 Aiken Ave.

The Charlotte Avenue-Aiken Avenue Historic District is significant its architecture and for its role in the development of the Oakland section of Rock Hill, a major residential development beginning in 1891 which had a significant impact on the growth and development of Rock Hill. The district also has significance as part of an effort at community planning by a private company. William Blackburn Wilson was a Rock Hill attorney and politician who gained an option on a large tract of land to the northwest of the city. After a trip to the west in 1890 where his family was greatly impressed with Oakland, California, Wilson returned and began to create the concept of a large new development. In 1891, the Rock Hill Land and Town Site Company was established. Residential construction took place from 1891 through the 1930s. The Charlotte Avenue-Aiken Avenue Historic District was on the eastern edge of the Oakland community. The district includes seven contributing buildings and two noncontributing buildings. Representative architectural styles include Queen Anne and Bungalow/Craftsman. Listed in the National Register June 10, 1992.

View a map showing the boundaries of the Charlotte Avenue-Aiken Avenue Historic District.

View the complete text of the nomination form for this National Register property. In addition, the Historic Resources of Rock Hill, 1820-1935 includes historical background information for this and other related National Register properties.

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