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Gaffney in Cherokee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Commercial Hotel

600 North Limestone Street

— Gaffney Historic District —

 
 
Commercial Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, April 22, 2022
1. Commercial Hotel Marker
Inscription.  This building was constructed in 1899 by J.D. Goudelock for the purpose of a hotel. Commercial Hotel opened its doors on July 1, 1900. In 1929, Mace Pennington opened the Majestic Cafe. The cafe was renovated in 1947, installing the huge booths at the start and end of the row which were called "Family Booths", as they would hold 8 people. Mathis Brown purchased the building in 1961. In 2019 Darren and Jada Mason became the 4th owners in this building's history. It continues to operate as the Commercial Hotel.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings. A significant historical date for this entry is July 1, 1900.
 
Location. 35° 4.586′ N, 81° 38.767′ W. Marker is in Gaffney, South Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of North Limestone Street (State Highway 150) and East Robinson Street, on the right when traveling north on North Limestone Street. Marker is mounted at eye-level, on the southwest corner of the subject building, facing North Limestone Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 North Limestone Street, Gaffney SC 29340, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Settlemyer Building (a few steps from this marker); Brown Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Gaffney Mfg. Company Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Smith's Pool Parlor (within shouting distance of this marker); Chronicle Place (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memoriam (about 500 feet away); Sinkoe Building (about 500 feet away); Star Theatre (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gaffney.
 
Regarding Commercial Hotel. Contributing property, Gaffney Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places #86000602.
From National Register Nomination:
1895 brick commercial building extensively altered by partial enclosure of window openings and replacement of sash.

 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Gaffney Commercial Historic District
 
Also see . . .  Gaffney Commercial Historic District.
The district encompasses 41 contributing building in the central business district of Gaffney. Most of the buildings were built after 1900 and before 1930 and are primarily commercial buildings in vernacular commercial interpretations of the Italianate,
Commercial Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, April 22, 2022
2. Commercial Hotel Marker
The marker is mounted at the southwest corner of the building.
Romanesque Revival, Renaissance Revival, Art Deco, and Neoclassical styles. All of the buildings are of brick construction and vary from one to four stories in height. The downtown area, which continues to be a center of Gaffney commerce, retains much of its early 20th century character.
(Submitted on November 10, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Commercial Hotel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, April 22, 2022
3. Commercial Hotel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 10, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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