From Mall To Main
The Rebuilding of Main Street… celebrating the work of David L. Rogers, a developer with dreams
This timeline is dedicated to David L. Rogers and celebrates the hard work and determination of all individuals, companies and governmental departments that made this project possible.
The covering of Main Street to create the Town Center Mall occurred in 1975. While the mall was successful for over a decade, changing market conditions required a major redevelopment program for the downtown area.
In August of 1992, the Rock Hill City Council approved bods to found the roof removal along with a variety of other community improvements. The mall officially closed on June 10, 1993, with the city's "Raze the Roof" party.
At 8 pm, a bulldozer crashed through the mall's front doors to symbolize the beginning of the roof removal.
Main Street was officially re-opened on October 2, 1994. Mayor Betty Jo Rhea rode down Main Street for the first time in nearly 20 years in a 1919 Anderson automobile at the head of the fall festival parade called Jubilee: Harvest of the Arts.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Buildings • Notable Places. A significant historical date for this entry is June 10, 1993.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The A. Friedheim & Bro. And Smith-Fewell Buildings (a few steps from this marker); The Dalton Building (within shouting distance of this marker); McCrory's Civil Rights Sit-ins / "Friendship Nine" (within shouting distance of this marker); Village of Rock Hill / City of Rock Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Andrew Jackson Hotel / Vernon Grant (about 300 feet away); Rock Hill (about 400 feet away); 202 East Main Street (about 500 feet away); Old Town Fact (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rock Hill.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 22, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.