Main Street Historic District

Roughly bounded by Harper, Summer, Douglas, Johnstone, Holman, and McMorris Sts., Newberry, South Carolina


Floyd House

Constructed ca. 1903

Photo taken by Michael Miller on November 9, 2017




The Main Street Historic District is significant as a relatively unchanged upper-class neighborhood, containing stylistic elements that reflect over a century of agricultural, residential, and mercantile development in Newberry. Residences span the period between 1840 and 1950, with few modern commercial intrusions. The work of South Carolina architect Frank P. Milburn is represented in the Newberry A.R.P. Church. The work of Newberry contractor C. C. (“Cam”) Davis is represented in the Newberry A.R.P. Church, the Aull House, the Floyd house, and in four other buildings. The district includes significant examples of Greek Revival, Italianate, Gothic Revival, Eastlake, Colonial Revival, Victorian, and Neo-Classical buildings. While a diversity of architectural styles appear, there is an unusual homogeneity of proportion and texture present in this richly eclectic ensemble, particularly in the predominance of large weatherboarded, two-story dwellings of asymmetrical form typical of the Victorian period. Listed in the National Register November 26, 1980. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 26, 1980
Reference number
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Classical Revival; Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival; Victorian: Italianate
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1825-1849; 1925-1949
Significant years
ca. 1840; 1830
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 51
Non-contributing buildings: 14

Update Log 

  • November 9, 2017: Updated by Michael Miller: New photo from Michael Miller
  • September 29, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Street View" and Imported Photo
  • September 29, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller