Ekom Beach

Historic Property
Alternate Name:
Reedy River Mill Complex
Street Address:
S side of Ekom Beach Rd., approx. 3/4 mile NE of its intersection with Poplar Springs Rd., Ekom, SC (Laurens County)

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Date Surveyed:
October 30 2001
Construction Date:
circa 1950
Historic Use:
Recreation & Culture
Current Use:
Vacant/Not In Use
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Roof Shape:
gable, end to front
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Signficant Architectural Features:
The complex consists of four buildings: a mill building, concession stand, roller skating rink, and one unknown building. They are all rectangular in shape and of frame construction with metal roofing. The concession stand is notched log construction._x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_ The complex sits along the river just south of an old stone dam.
Historical Information:
A grist mill has been located near this spot since the early nineteenth century. In 1950 Mitchell Pressley opened a concession stand and roller skating rink for people who came to swim in the river at this location. He called the place Ekom Beach.
Source of Historical Information:
Mitchell Pressley, 30 October 2001; Kluttz, Jim. "Sands of Timeā€¦Ekom Beach Special Memory for Many." "Ekom Beach" Laurens County History Files, Laurens County Library.
Quadrangle Name:
Ware Shoals East

Related place
Laurens County