Myrtle Beach Downtown Historic District

National Register Listing
Street Address:
Portions of Main St., 8th Ave. N., 9th Ave. N., N. Kings Hwy., Broadway St., and N. Oak St., Myrtle Beach, SC (Horry County)

NRHP Nomination


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Description and Narrative:
The Myrtle Beach Downtown Historic District is a collection of buildings associated with the development of Myrtle Beach from 1927 to 1975, when the city grew from a small resort town with few commercial ventures to a wealthy international tourist destination. The district includes Myrtle Beach’s original downtown core and has boundaries along 8th Avenue North, 9th Avenue North, Main Street, Broadway Street, North Oak Street, and North Kings Highway. Collectively, the district’s eighteen contributing and eight non-contributing buildings illustrate the changes in the city’s economic status from the throes of the Great Depression to the boom of the post-World War II period. These architecturally diverse resources were built from the late-1920s to the late-1960s, reflecting the changing tastes of a growing city. Some of the early styles include Mission Revival, Art Deco, and Depression Modern commercial buildings, while mid-century changes and additions reflect more eye-catching designs. Listed in the National Register October 18, 2019.
Period of Significance:
1927 – 1975
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Date of Certification:
October 18 2019

Related places
Horry County
Myrtle Beach