McClaren Medical Shelter

Historic Property
Alternate Name:
The Ward Artist Studios
Street Address:
110 Wardlaw Street, Greenville, SC (Greenville County)

Site Number:
S108042000001076
Site Number:
4833
Control Number:
U/45/4833
Tax Number:
0078000301500
Date Surveyed:
November 10 2017
Category:
Building
Construction Date:
circa 1940
Historic Use:
Health Care
Current Use:
Recreation & Culture
Historic Core Shape:
Rectangular
Number of Stories:
1 story
Construction Method:
masonry
Exterior Walls Materials:
Brick
Foundation Materials:
Raised Basement
Roof Shape:
flat
Roof Materials:
other metal
Porch Width:
entrance bay only
Porch Shape:
flat
National Register Determination:
eligible;
Signficant Architectural Features:
Single-bay entrance portico with segmentally arched openings on three sides, flat roof with stylistic parapet and steps leading up to first-floor entrance. Metal-frame casement windows. Central lateral chimney. Windows, brick lentils, rowlock sills.
Alterations:
Room addition at rear with shed roof. Wheelchair lift and wood deck installed at rear entry. Metal shed roof extension at fa├žade, left bay over covered entry.
Historical Information:
Dr. E. E. McClaren, an African American physician founded this private hospital in this location in 1949 because he was denied practice at Greenville General Hospital (white). The hospital had nine beds and served Greenville's African American community.
Source of Historical Information:
'Everybody's Business," 1950
Survey:
City of Greenville Historic Resources Survey - 2017
Quadrangle Name:
207