Clover Downtown Historic District

Jct. of Main and Kings Mountain Sts., Clover, South Carolina


103 N. Main St. (ca. 1900), 109 N. Main St., 111-113 N. Main St. (1886) & 115-117 N. Main St. (1886)

Photo taken by Michael Miller on January 15, 2018



Street Views 


The Clover Downtown Historic District represents an important collection of commercial buildings which have provided the business focus for the town since its beginnings in 1876. These buildings provide evidence of various periods of growth and development in the Town of Clover. There are 14 contributing and 4 non-contributing resources within the district. The district consists primarily of one to three-story masonry commercial buildings built between the mid-1880s and about 1935. The crossroads at Main Street and Kings Mountain-Bethel Streets has been the center of the community throughout its history. The town began as a station on the rail line extension north of York to North Carolina. The tracks reached the site of Clover by 1874, and a water tank was constructed at the site to provide water for the steam engines for the train. Tradition has that the town’s name came from a patch of clover that grew in the overflow from the water tower. Listed in the National Register July 8, 1999. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 8, 1999
Reference number
Architectural styles
Victorian; Late 19th and 20th Century Revival
Areas of significance
Architecture; Commerce
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Department store; Specialty store; Financial institution; Meeting hall
Current functions
Specialty store; Business
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant year
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 14
Non-contributing buildings: 4

Update Log 

  • January 16, 2018: New photos from Michael Miller
  • January 4, 2016: New photo from Michael Miller
  • October 24, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Street View" and Imported Photo
  • October 24, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • November 21, 2013: New Street View added by Michael Miller