Mount Carmel Historic District

National Register Listing
Street Address:
SC 823 and SC 81, Mount Carmel, SC (McCormick County)

NRHP Nomination

Record Number:
Description and Narrative:
Mount Carmel is a small town that developed in the 1880s, contemporary with the development of the Savannah Valley Railroad. The community was a flourishing village by the turn of the century. The district is located in the heart of the town and contains a high concentration of buildings constructed during the town’s period of prosperity, between 1885 and 1920. Included in the district are residential, commercial, institutional, religious, and industrial buildings, located in an irregular patter adjacent to the railroad tracks. The district maintains integrity as a turn-of-the-century community; of the fifty-one properties contained in the boundaries, forty contribute to the historic character of the district. The district includes a collection of buildings which represent a range of late nineteenth and early twentieth century vernacular architectural modes such as the single-pile central hall farmhouse, the meeting house form, and the bungalow. The few key buildings invoke some elements of high style, including Victorian, Queen Anne, and Classical features. Listed in the National Register June 22, 1982.
Period of Significance:
circa 1885
Level of Significance:
Area of Significance:
Social History;Architecture
National Register Determination:
Date of Certification:
June 22 1982