Church Street Historic District

Church St., Leesville, South Carolina


James C. Bodie House

Photo taken by Michael Miller in October 2018




The Church Street Historic District is significant as a neighborhood that developed in accordance with the birth and initial economic development of the town of Leesville during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The oldest residence in the district, the James C. Bodie House, is a survivor of the era prior to the railroad and the incorporation of the town. The Bodie-Crawford House and the Ezekial Etheredge House are indicative of the emerging prosperity of the community, and of the adaptation of that part of Church Street to medium density residential. The six contributing buildings in the district, five houses and one Gothic Revival church, were constructed between 1865 and ca. 1909. The district retains integrity from this period, with only one building having been built after 1910. Residential architectural styles include the Italianate, Victorian and Queen Anne. Listed in the National Register July 6, 1982. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 6, 1982
Reference number
Architectural styles
Victorian: Italianate; Victorian: Queen Anne
Areas of significance
Architecture; Social History
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Religious structure; Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Current functions
Religious structure; Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874
Significant years
1865; 1895; 1909
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 9
Non-contributing buildings: 1

Update Log 

  • October 30, 2018: New photos from Michael Miller
  • September 23, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Street View" and Imported Photo
  • September 23, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller