DARLINGTON HISTORICAL DISTRICT
The City of Darlington contains an impressive collection of late nineteenth and twentieth century architecture, displaying heritage and incredible craftsmanship.
There are five historical districts in the City. The county has three others to explore.
- Cashua Street – Spring Street Historic District: The Cashua Street-Spring Street District is a significant collection of intact residences constructed between 1890 and 1930. The architectural styles include Victorian, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival and Bungalow. (map)
- Downtown Historic District: The Darlington Downtown Historic District is significant for its high level of architectural integrity and as an illustration of the significant periods of prosperity and building in Darlington. The district includes a collection of 21 contributing, intact commercial buildings associated with the growth of Darlington from 1870 to 1935. Many of these buildings are home to area businesses, including law firms, retail outlets, and churches. (map)
- Industrial Historic District: The Darlington Industrial Historic District is significant as an intact collection of resources which were important in the history of Darlington in the areas of transportation, agriculture, industry and commerce during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The district contains thirteen contributing industrial buildings, structures, and sites which were constructed between 1890 and 1935 and six noncontributing properties. (map)
- St. John’s Historic District: The St. John’s Historic District contains a concentration of late nineteenth and early twentieth century vernacular buildings, including residential, religious, and educational examples. The district consists of approximately nineteen properties of particular historical or architectural significance and thirty-six supporting properties. (map)
- West Broad Street Historic District: The West Broad Street Historic District is a significant collection of intact residences which were constructed between 1890 and 1928. Most of the residences are grand in scale and reflect the prosperity of the individuals who built them. Several of the houses were owned by some of Darlington’s most prominent citizens. Most of the residences are large, two-story frame Victorian or Queen Anne structures with decorative woodwork. A number of these residences were designed and built by architect and master carpenter Lawrence Reese. (map)
New Digital Guidebook to South Carolina Historical Markers
The South Carolina Historical Marker Program is pleased to announce a digital Guidebook to South Carolina Historical Markers for Winter 2019 is now online. The guidebook includes the text of all state historical markers approved by SCDAH since the program’s establishment over 80 years ago, as well as lists of markers by select subjects and time periods, an FAQ section, and application information. For more information on the Historical Marker Program, please contact Edwin Breeden at firstname.lastname@example.org, 803-896-6182.