Dillon Downtown Historic District

Roughly bounded by E and W Main St, N and S Railroad Ave, N MacArthur Ave, and E Harrison St., Dillon, South Carolina


Dillon Railraod Depot

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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The Dillon Downtown Historic District is significant as an intact collection of buildings associated with the commercial growth and development of the town of Dillon, from ca. 1903 to 1948. Sixty buildings contribute to the character of the historic district while fifteen are noncontributing. The historic district is also architecturally significant as a typical example of commercial development and evolution in a small Southern town in the agriculturally rich coastal plain or Pee Dee section of South Carolina during the first half of the twentieth century. The district’s buildings reflect the one- and two-part commercial blocks found in towns throughout the nation and represent stylistic influences ranging from late Victorian period examples displaying elaborate brick-corbeled cornices and pediments to the more simplified and minimalist Depression-era examples with typical low relief detailing and vertical piers. The 1911 Neo-Classical County Courthouse, corner stores and banks featuring Classical Revival vocabulary, the brick depot, other highly decorative buildings, as well as modest but intact commercial stores help to define and anchor the district along both the town’s Main Street and its intersecting railroad corridor. Listed in the National Register January 24, 2003. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 24, 2003
Reference number
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival; American Movement
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Business; Courthouse; Theater; Hotel; Rail-related; Professional; Financial institution
Current functions
Business; Courthouse; Theater; Rail-related; Professional; Specialty store; Department store
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1900-1924; 1925-1949
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 66
Non-contributing buildings: 14

Update Log 

  • August 27, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • August 13, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Street View"
  • August 13, 2014: New Street View added by Michael Miller