Hartsville Armory

539 W. Carolina Ave., Hartsville, South Carolina


Hartsville Armory, Facade

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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The Hartsville Armory, constructed in 1939-1940, is an excellent example of the National Guard armories built during the period, designed with Art Moderne influences and built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the late 1930s and early 1940s. The armory was designed by architect Heyward S. Singley (1902-1959) of Columbia. The Hartsville armory was one of several armories Singley designed for the Adjutant General’s office from 1939 to 1944. This two-story, twenty-one bay wide brick building is rectangular in plan and has a flat roof behind stepped and overlayed parapets with a rat-tooth corbeled course and cast stone coping. The building’s horizontality is achieved through the architect’s use of contrasting colors and a series of flat, raised and recessed brick courses which are delineated by cast stone stringcourses that wrap the structure. These stringcourses are further accentuated by being painted white. Below the first string course or water table and above the uppermost stringcourse the brick is laid in Flemish bond. The intermediate three division are laid in common bond with every fifth header course recessed. Listed in the National Register September 8, 1994. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 8, 1994
Reference number
Architectural style
Modern Movement
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Arms storage
Current function
Government office
Period of significance
Significant year

Update Log 

  • August 22, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • August 11, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Street View"
  • August 11, 2014: New Street View added by Michael Miller