A Guide to Olde York: The White Rose Tour

A Guide to Olde York: The White Rose Tour

by Yorkville Historical Society


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Welcome to York, a city that can trace its beginnings to the origins of York County, South Carolina. Explore the thirty different styles of architecture in a compact historic district that is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Within three blocks, discover how an elephant brought Santa Claus into town. Walk the paths of Catawba and Cherokee warriors and chiefs, as well as where leaders and militia rode during the Revolutionary War. And imagine the sights and sounds as Jefferson Davis gave his last public address before the cabinet of the Confederacy dissolved. The Yorkville Historical Society offers this fascinating history and more in a guided tour through the White Rose City.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467145640
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 04/20/2020
Series: History & Guide
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,250,695
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

The Yorkville Historical Society was founded in 1978 to foster and promote historical preservation and restoration in the city of York and its environs. Yorkville Historical Society, PO Box 1122, York, SC 29745.

Table of Contents

Preface 9

Acknowledgements 13

The White Rose City: Origin of the Nickname 15

York County and the City of York 17

Tour Introduction 23

Tour Tips 27

1 South Congress Street and California Street 29

2 Jefferson Street 67

3 West Liberty Street 87

4 East Liberty, North Roosevelt, Garner, and Hunter Streets 99

5 Downtown: West Side of North Congress and West Madison Streets 123

6 Downtown: East Side of North Congress and East Madison Streets 157

7 Kings Mountain Street, Herndon Avenue, and 200-1020 North Congress Street 191

Appendix A York Architecture Sampler 201

Appendix B Oldest Buildings and Sites in York 205

Appendix C Historical Site Locations, by Category 209

Glossary of Terms 215

Notes 219

Bibliography 231

About the Authors 237

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