Powell Hardware

Historic Property
Alternate Name:
Helig-Meyers / Aiken Center for the Arts
Street Address:
122 Laurens St., Aiken, SC (Aiken County)

Site Number:
03_1743
Control Number:
U/03/1743
Date Surveyed:
October 28 2009
Category:
Building
Construction Date:
1886
Alteration Date:
circa 2000
Historic Use:
Commerce/Trade
Current Use:
Commerce/Trade
Historic Core Shape:
Rectangular
Number of Stories:
2
Construction Method:
masonry
Exterior Walls Materials:
Stucco
Foundation Materials:
Not Visible
National Register Determination:
Potentially Eligible;
Signficant Architectural Features:
Orig. paired windows - 2nd Floor. Prev. SHPO No. 535
Alterations:
Modern storefronts; synthetic stucco exterior;
Historical Information:
1886 Sanborn map shows this structure "being built" (the 1884 map showed a two-story hardware store here.) At first a double store, in 1894 housed a hardware/agricultural implements business and a grocer. From 1886 through early 20th Century Powell Hardware.
Source of Historical Information:
Sanborn maps; Aiken Scrapbook
Survey:
City of Aiken Historic Resources Survey, Aiken County, South Carolina. May 2010
Quadrangle Name:
Aiken

Related places
Aiken
Aiken County