Union Downtown Historic District

Roughly bounded by E. Academy, N. Church, Main, and N. Herndon Sts., Sharpe Ave., and N. Gadberry St., Union, South Carolina

Historic commercial & government district in Union, SC

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Union County Courthouse

Photo taken by Michael Miller

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Description 

The Union Downtown Historic District is significant as the public, commercial, and social center of the city of Union. It is significant as a collection of buildings associated with the commercial and governmental growth and development of Union from ca. 1878 to ca. 1940, with the majority dating from ca. 1880 to ca. 1930, a particularly significant period of commercial development in Union. The district is architecturally significant as a typical example of commercial and public building development and evolution in a small Southern Piedmont town from the late nineteenth century into the early twentieth century. The district includes commercial, public, residential, industrial, and transportation-related properties. Architectural influences include the Commercial as well as Neo-Classical and Victorian styles. The district is a collection of 72 properties, 46 are contributing properties and 26 are noncontributing properties. Listed in the National Register July 17, 1989; Boundary increase April 11, 2003. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 17, 1989
Reference number
89000795
Architectural style
American Movement
Areas of significance
Commerce; Industry; Architecture; Transportation
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; A - Event
Property type
District
Historic functions
Rail-related; Manufacturing facility; Courthouse; Post office
Current functions
Courthouse; Post office; Rail-related; Manufacturing facility
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949; 1875-1899
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 47
Non-contributing buildings: 24
Non-contributing sites: 1

Update Log 

  • February 9, 2019: New photo from Joseph Hinson
  • February 9, 2019: New photos from Joseph Hinson
  • November 20, 2014: New photos from Michael Miller
  • November 18, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • October 24, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • November 15, 2013: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Overview"
  • November 15, 2013: New photos from Michael Miller

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