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RegisteredHistoricDistricts
limestone springs historic District
Properties in this district reflect the history of the city during the nineteenth and early
twentieth centuries, when Gaffney was a popular resort, center of lime production, and
center for women’s education. Ten buildings and one site associated with Limestone College
and the Limestone Springs Community are included. The architecture is classically inspired
and diverse in style.
historic residential District
This eighteen block area contains 111 properties. Most are sited on large urban lots and
oriented toward wide, tree-lined streets. Houses are generally of frame or brick construction
reflecting formal architectural styles and traditional vernacular forms. Many were the homes
of the textile mill executives, merchants, and professionals who lived in Gaffney during its
boom at the turn of the century.
commercial historic District
Built between 1900 and 1930, the buildings in this three-block area retain their historical
character. They are primarily commercial buildings in interpretations of Italianate, Romanesque
Revival, Renaissance Revival,Art Deco, and Neo-Classical Styles of the turn of the century.
Excellent detailing and craftsmanship are obvious in these one to four story structures.
get into gaffney Main street
Gaffney is a place where the past is honored, the present is engaging and the future is inviting.
As such, Gaffney recently became a member of the Main Street South Carolina (MSSC)
program, an initiative of the Municipal Association of South Carolina. MSSC is accredited
by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. MSSC supports the efforts of participating
communities in creating vibrant centers of commerce and community. The Get into Gaffney
Main Street program focuses on revitalizing commerce and preserving the local heritage of
Gaffney’s historic downtown. For more information on this initiative, contact 864-487-6244
or
The City of Gaffney includes three areas
which are designated by the National
Park Service as worthy of preservation due to their significance to the history of the
community, state, or nation. Each of these districts is listed on the National Register
of Historic Places.
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