East Main Street-Douglass Heights Historic District

Roughly bounded by Perrin Ave., S. Church St., and E. Main St., and 100-121 Douglass Heights, Union, South Carolina

Historic Residential District in Union, SC


Alfred H. Foster House

Photo taken by Michael Miller




The East Main Street/Douglass Heights Historic District is significant both for its association with the residential development of Union from ca. 1823 to ca. 1940 and as a reflection of the diverse architectural styles and influences in residences of that period. It is also significant for its association with many of the leading public and business leaders of Union in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The district is a collection of 84 primarily residential properties in the eastern area of Union, including portions of East Main Street, Douglass Heights, and Perrin Avenue. The district contains 13 properties of key significance and 42 other properties contributing to the character of the district. Representative architectural styles include Neo-Classical, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, and Dutch Colonial Revival. Listed in the National Register July 17, 1989 - SCDAH

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 17, 1989
Reference number
NR name
East Main Street--Douglass Heights Historic District
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival; Victorian
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; School; Secondary structure
Current functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure; School
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1825-1849; 1925-1949
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 55
Non-contributing buildings: 27
Non-contributing sites: 2

Update Log 

  • October 23, 2014: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • December 19, 2013: New photos from Michael Miller
  • November 15, 2013: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Overview"