Mayesville Historic District

National Register Listing
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Irregular pattern along Lafayette St., Mayesville, SC (Sumter County)

NRHP Nomination

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Description and Narrative:
The Mayesville Historic District is notable for its representation of the cultural, commercial, and architectural development of a small nineteenth century South Carolina community. The district, which encompasses the western half of the town, contains a concentration of eighty properties that represent a broad range of late nineteenth and early twentieth century vernacular architectural design, including commercial, residential (majority), and religious examples. Architectural styles include Neo-Classical, Victorian, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Commercial, and Bungalow. The visual appearance of the district reflects the evolution of this small rural town that developed as the result of the changing economic forces brought about by the establishment of rail transportation and subsequent commercialization in the late 1800s. Unfortunately, since its nomination many properties have been demolished or altered significantly. Listed in the National Register July 16, 1979.
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Area of Significance:
Social History;Architecture;Transportation;Other
National Register Determination:
Date of Certification:
July 16 1979

Related places
Sumter County