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  • Happy New Year South Carolina! Eat your greens, hoppin' john and have a safe and successful year!
  • Though a stately home still graces this hilltop in North Augusta, little could compare to the first building that sat here - the expansive Hampton Terrace Hotel. The city of North Augusta was established during the turn-of-the-century by businessman James U. Jackson, and together with his friend Budd Clay "B.C." Wall, the two men planned and designed a community that would compete with the prosperous neighboring cities of Aiken and Augusta. Photo is courtesy of the Library of Congress. Find more history in the South Carolina Picture Project https://www.sciway.net/sc-photos/aiken-county/hampton-terrace-hotel.html
  • This now-vacant building in the Marlboro County town of McColl was built as a high school in 1920, though construction had begun two years earlier. The school was made of imported European brick and designed by architect Henry Dudley Harrall. It was named in honor of Robert Fletcher, who died in World War I on October 7, 1918. His body was relocated from France to McColl to be buried in the Fletcher family cemetery. Many thanks to Johnna Hansen for this amazing photo. Find more in the South Carolina Picture Project https://www.sciway.net/sc-photos/marlboro-county/robert-fletcher-memorial-school.html
  • This abandoned Greek Revival home still stands watch over the Glendale Mill, its brick ruins seen looming in the distance. The cotton mill was established in 1831 by Dr. James Bivings, who called the village he developed around his manufacturing company Bivingsville. The Bivingsville Mill prospered along Lawson's Fork Creek, and this stately home was built for Bivings and his family in 1836, positioned on a bluff overlooking his factory. Thanks to Michael Miller for sharing his photo with us. Check out more in the South Carolina Picture Project https://www.sciway.net/sc-photos/spartanburg-county/bivings-converse-house.html

Happy New Year South Carolina! Eat your greens, hoppin' john and have a safe and successful year!

Though a stately home still graces this hilltop in North Augusta, little could compare to the first building that sat here - the expansive Hampton Terrace Hotel. The city of North Augusta was established during the turn-of-the-century by businessman James U. Jackson, and together with his friend Budd Clay "B.C." Wall, the two men planned and designed a community that would compete with the prosperous neighboring cities of Aiken and Augusta. Photo is courtesy of the Library of Congress. Find more history in the South Carolina Picture Project https://www.sciway.net/sc-photos/aiken-county/hampton-terrace-hotel.html

This now-vacant building in the Marlboro County town of McColl was built as a high school in 1920, though construction had begun two years earlier. The school was made of imported European brick and designed by architect Henry Dudley Harrall. It was named in honor of Robert Fletcher, who died in World War I on October 7, 1918. His body was relocated from France to McColl to be buried in the Fletcher family cemetery. Many thanks to Johnna Hansen for this amazing photo. Find more in the South Carolina Picture Project https://www.sciway.net/sc-photos/marlboro-county/robert-fletcher-memorial-school.html

This abandoned Greek Revival home still stands watch over the Glendale Mill, its brick ruins seen looming in the distance. The cotton mill was established in 1831 by Dr. James Bivings, who called the village he developed around his manufacturing company Bivingsville. The Bivingsville Mill prospered along Lawson's Fork Creek, and this stately home was built for Bivings and his family in 1836, positioned on a bluff overlooking his factory. Thanks to Michael Miller for sharing his photo with us. Check out more in the South Carolina Picture Project https://www.sciway.net/sc-photos/spartanburg-county/bivings-converse-house.html