Anderson Historic District

Bounded by Hampton, Main, Franklin, McDuffie, Benson, and Fant Sts., Anderson, South Carolina

Historic residential district in Anderson, SC


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Anderson came into being in 1826 with the formation of Anderson County, and as a courthouse seat, the community was quick to develop. With cotton being grown in the region, industrialization arrived in the form of cotton mills, bringing the town to city status by the beginning of the twentieth century. The Anderson historic district contains a variety of architectural styles including Greek Revival, Romanesque Revival, Victorian, and Colonial Revival. The district is primarily comprised of residential buildings, but also includes a number of churches, the buildings dating from antebellum times to the turn of the nineteenth century. The nomination notes that streets have been widened over the years to accommodate modern traffic, but that the district retains much of its original charm. Trees stand tall and in great number in the yards and along the streets. Some twentieth century buildings have been added to the area, but the overall commercial impact in the district is slight. Listed in the National Register December 13, 1971.

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 13, 1971
Reference number
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Classical Revival; Other architectural type; Victorian: Romanesque; Eclectic
Areas of significance
Landscape Architecture; Education; Politics/Government; Architecture; Religion
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874
Significant years
1850; 1912
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 15

Update Log 

  • January 14, 2023: New video from Michael Miller
  • June 9, 2014: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • October 24, 2013: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Overview"