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Darlington in Darlington County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Lawrence Reese

 
 
Lawrence Reese Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 8, 2010
1. Lawrence Reese Marker
Inscription. Marker Front:
West Broad Street features several late-19th to early-20th century residences designed and built by Lawrence Reese (1865-1915), a native of Marlboro County who came to Darlington as a merchant by 1887. Reese, who had no formal training in architecture, was a self-taught master craftsman and designer. The Belk Funeral Home, at 229 West Broad, was built ca. 1900 as a residence for Abraham Hyman and was Reese's own favorite of the several houses he designed here.

Marker Reverse:
The West Broad Street Historic District, listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1988, features 14 houses designed and built by Lawrence Reese between ca. 1890 and ca. 1910, most of them with elaborate Eastlake, Queen Anne, and other Victorian era architectural elements. Reese also designed and built the South Carolina Western Railway Station on Russell Street, built in 1911 and also listed in the National Register in 1988.
 
Erected 2000 by St. John's Heritage Foundation. (Marker Number 16-45.)
 
Location. 34° 17.918′ N, 79° 52.275′ W. Marker is in Darlington, South Carolina, in Darlington County. Marker is at the intersection of West Broad Street and South Dargan Street, on the
Wide view of the Lawrence Reese Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 8, 2010
2. Wide view of the Lawrence Reese Marker
left when traveling west on West Broad Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 229 West Broad Street, Darlington SC 29532, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Macedonia Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wilds-Edwards House / Samuel Hugh Wilds (approx. ¼ mile away); St. James Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Darlington Memorial Center (approx. 0.3 miles away); Darlington County / Darlington County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Julius A. Dargan House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Darlington County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Darlington.
 
Also see . . .
1. West Broad Street Historic District National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. (Submitted on May 12, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. South Carolina Western Railway Station National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. (Submitted on November 21, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. African Americans
 
Abraham Hyman House (1900) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 8, 2010
3. Abraham Hyman House (1900)
Located in the West Broad Street Historic District, this Lawrence Reese-designed and built house is today the Belk Funeral Home. It was originally built for Abraham Hyman, a local merchant.
E.E. Lunn House (1890) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 8, 2010
4. E.E. Lunn House (1890)
Located in the West Broad Street Historic District, this Lawrence Reese-designed and built house was originally built for E.E. Lunn, a local dry goods merchant.
M. Bonnoitt House (1890) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 8, 2010
5. M. Bonnoitt House (1890)
Located in the West Broad Street Historic District, this Lawrence Reese-designed and built two-story residence was completed in 1890.
E.T. West House (1890) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 8, 2010
6. E.T. West House (1890)
Located in the West Broad Street Historic District, this Lawrence Reese-designed and built residence was completed in 1890.
J. Monroe Spears House (1890) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 8, 2010
7. J. Monroe Spears House (1890)
Located in the West Broad Street Historic District, this Lawrence Reese-designed and built two-story residence was built for J. Monroe Spears, the owner of the local ‘Darlington News’ newspaper.
Dr. John Lunney House (1895) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 8, 2010
8. Dr. John Lunney House (1895)
Located in the West Broad Street Historic District, this Lawrence Reese-designed and built two-story residence was completed in 1895.
J.F. Wilson House (1895) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 8, 2010
9. J.F. Wilson House (1895)
Located in the West Broad Street Historic District, this Lawrence Reese-designed and built two-story residence was completed in 1895.
J.O. Muldrow House (1895) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 8, 2010
10. J.O. Muldrow House (1895)
Located in the West Broad Street Historic District, this Lawrence Reese-designed and built two-story residence was completed in 1895.
Henry Hennig House (1895) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 8, 2010
11. Henry Hennig House (1895)
Located in the West Broad Street Historic District, this Lawrence Reese-designed and built two-story residence was completed in 1895.
M.S. Hart House (1895) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 8, 2010
12. M.S. Hart House (1895)
South Carolina Western Railway Station (1911) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 8, 2010
13. South Carolina Western Railway Station (1911)
This National Register Property was designed and built by Lawrence Reese. It served as the city of Darlington's railroad station for almost fifty years. It served South Carolina Western, Carolina, Atlantic & Western and Seaboard Airline Railway lines.
Lawrence Reese Headstone in Darlington Memorial Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 10, 2010
14. Lawrence Reese Headstone in Darlington Memorial Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,135 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on , by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   14. submitted on , by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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