Mullins Commercial Historic District

National Register Listing
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Along portions of Main, Front, and E. Wine Streets, Mullins, SC (Marion County)

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The Mullins Commercial Historic District is significant as an intact collection of late 19th and early 20th century commercial and other public buildings illustrating the growth and development of Mullins from its beginnings as a railroad town to its prominence as the leading tobacco market in South Carolina for most of the 20th century. This two-and-on-half block area includes forty-four buildings constructed between 1895 and ca. 1945, during the boom period of the tobacco culture in the Pee Dee. Thirty-eight properties contribute to the character of the historic district, while eight are non-contributing. The district’s buildings reflect the one- and two-part commercial blocks found in towns throughout the nation and represent stylistic influences ranging from late Victorian period examples displaying elaborate brick-corbeled cornices and pediments to the more simplified and minimalist Depression-era examples with typical low relief detailing and vertical piers. Listed in the National Register July 20, 2003.
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July 20 2003

Related places
Marion County