ANDERSON DAILY PHOTO

September 18, 2008

Church Street Monument

Filed under: Downtown, Historic District, Markers, & Flags — lessie @ 3:56 pm

Church Street in downtown Anderson has a special history. I don’t know the specific dates, but from the early 1900s to the 1980s (?), Church Street was a center of African American commerce. (I imagine 1986, referenced above on the plaque, was the year the city demolished many old buildings along this road for parking space.)

During segregation, black folks were assured friendly service on Church Street, as well as the opportunity to meet and visit with friends and acquaintances. I need to learn more about the street’s history. Above is a monument placed on the west side of Church Street honoring the businesses and business owners that once thrived here.

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1 Comment »

  1. Those were some nice looking old buildings. Too bad they had to be torn down for parking, although parking is a necessity.

    Comment by RamblingRound — September 18, 2008 @ 10:48 pm


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