Rolane Factory Outlet
Williams Furniture Company
N. Main Street at Esther Street, Allendale
April 24 1979
Signficant Architectural Features:
2 story brick commercial building, rectangular in plan, with flat roof. 2nd story segmental-arched window openings have been boarded up. Front facade: symmetrical 1st floor - central entrance and flanking windows are set in recessed panels and feature 2-pane segmental-arched transoms; belt course between 1st and 2nd floors; above the 3 second floor windows, which are set in one large recessed panel, is a brick course that forms a continuous hood mold over the windows; narrow cornice with toothing between the 2nd story windows and the parapet, the top edge of which curves downward toward the corners of the building. Left (SW) side: on the ground floor are 4 recessed panels, along the top edge of which, like those of the front elevation, are brick corbels; belt course between 1st and 2nd stories is continued from front facade; single doorway on left end of this elevation; 5 windows on 2nd floor, above which is a cornice & parapet. Right side: ground story - common wall with adjacent building. Rear: stepped parapet. OUTBUILDINGS: none
altered - 2nd story windows have been boarded up; large metal sign hangs above the front entrance; front and left side of building are painted white, rear original.
Shown on 1910 Sanborn Map of Allendale as a 2-story brick building with 25' wide facade used as a furniture store. The 1922 Sanborn Map indicates that there was at that time a furniture store on the ground floor, and an undertaker on the 2nd floor.
Source of Historical Information:
Sanborn Maps of Allendale (1910, 1922);Camille Share, Buddenville Community, Allendale vicinity, S.C.
City of Allendale, 1979-1980
Box 13, Series 108042, Survey of historic resources (county by county data on surface properties), circa 1971-2014