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Spartanburg Water Works

1927 - 1970

 
 
Spartanburg Water Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 14, 2011
1. Spartanburg Water Works Marker
Inscription.
On March 24, 1927, the Commissioners of
Public Works awarded a construction
contract for a new office building at
168 West Main Street to T.W. Houston.
The building was designed by local
architect J. Frank Collins, and it
served as the General Office of the
Spartanburg Water Works and
Spartanburg Metropolitan District
until April 1970.

 
Location. 34° 56.933′ N, 81° 56.033′ W. Marker is in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in Spartanburg County. Marker is on West Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 168 West Main Street, Spartanburg SC 29306, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spartanburg Town Clock (a few steps from this marker); Cantrell Wagon Building (within shouting distance of this marker); 156 West Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); William Walker / Clara Smith (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arthur Prysock / Ira Tucker (about 300 feet away); Daniel Morgan Monument (about 300 feet away); Pink Anderson / The Marshall Tucker Band
Spartanburg Water Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 14, 2011
2. Spartanburg Water Works Marker
(about 700 feet away); Palmetto Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hank Garland / Johnny Blowers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Central Methodist Church (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Spartanburg.
 
Regarding Spartanburg Water Works. Other examples of J. Frank Collin's work can be seen at the following residential addresses in the Converse Heights Historic District: 520 Glendalyn Avenue, 576 Otis Boulevard, 615 Palmetto Street, 509 Sherwood Circle, and 516 Sherwood Circle.
 
Also see . . .
1. Spartanburg Warer Utilities History. Spartanburg Water is actually two entities operating under one name. (Submitted on February 17, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Artist 'J. Frank' left his mark all over town. James Frank Collins was a man with many interests. (Submitted on February 17, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Spartanburg Water Works Building image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 14, 2011
3. Spartanburg Water Works Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 519 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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