Caldwell Street Historic District

Caldwell St., Newberry, South Carolina


Boozer-Cannon House

Constructed: ca. 1888

Photo taken by Michael Miller in August 2018




The Caldwell Street Historic District is a residential neighborhood reflecting the affluence of Newberry’s financial leaders, whose prosperity coincided with the establishment and growth of the Newberry Cotton Mills. Five of the eight residences in the district were built by contractor C. C. Davis, and are characterized by quality of design and workmanship. A native of North Carolina, Collin Campbell Davis came to Newberry in 1884 to build the Newberry Cotton Mill. Consistent quality of materials, design and construction of a wide range of architectural styles characterized Davis’s work, which included most of the major residential, ecclesiastical and public buildings constructed between 1884 and 1916 in Newberry. The district also includes two churches and a cemetery. The district maintains a harmonious scale and massing, and is unified by the trees and landscaping. Representative styles include Victorian, Queen Anne, Tudor Revival, Gothic Revival, and Neo-Classical. 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 style
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Classical Revival
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Current functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899
Significant years
1885; 1918
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 10
Contributing sites: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 2

Update Log 

  • August 6, 2018: New photos 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