Boyd's Mill Hydro Station
W side of State Rte. 252 approx. 1/8 mile W from its intersection with Boyd's Mill Rd., Poplar Springs, SC (Laurens County)
October 22 2001
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Architect or Builder:
Willard & Company, Spartanburg
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Signficant Architectural Features:
Arches over doors and windows. The building has similar architectural features to the Ware Shoals Hydroelectric project.
Located on Boyd's Mill Pond, the site of a former grist, flour and saw mill. The Reedy River Power Company was organized in 1907, and constructed the dam and power house the following year. The plant was soon purchased by Duke Power, and generated electricity for the town of Laurens.
Source of Historical Information:
"Boyd's Mill," Laurens County history files, Laurens County Library
Ware Shoals East