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Rock Hill Buggy Company / Anderson Motor Company

 
 
Rock Hill Buggy Company / Anderson Motor Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Sean Nix, November 25, 2009
1. Rock Hill Buggy Company / Anderson Motor Company Marker
Inscription.  
Rock Hill Buggy Company
In 1886 A.D. Holler, who had long owned a wagon and buggy shop in Rock Hill, founded Holler and Anderson Buggy Company with his son-in-law John Gary Anderson (1861-1937). Anderson built a factory here in 1892, with separate blacksmith, woodwork, trim, and paint shops. Renamed Rock Hill Buggy Company, it was known for quality materials and craftsmanship. By 1900 it was an industry leader and sold 6,000 buggies a year.

Anderson Motor Company
The firm became Anderson Motor Company and began building automobiles in 1916. Its first cars were the Anderson Six, a 6-passenger touring car, and the Roadster, a 3-passenger convertible. By 1923 there were 8 brightly-colored luxury cars with innovations such as the first floor dimmer switch. At its peak in 1923 the factory made 35 cars a day. It built the last Anderson in 1924 and closed in 1926. Fewer than a dozen Anderson automobiles still survive.
 
Erected 2009 by York County Culture and Heritage Museums and the City of Rock Hill. (Marker Number 46-23.)
 
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marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1886.
 
Location. 34° 55.772′ N, 81° 1.731′ W. Marker is in Rock Hill, South Carolina, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of North Wilson Street and West White Street, on the right when traveling south on North Wilson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rock Hill SC 29730, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Company / Rock Hill Buggy Company and Anderson Motor Company (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rock Hill Cotton Factory (about 800 feet away); Rock Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rock Hill Depots / Rock Hill Street Railway (approx. 0.2 miles away); The African American Business District Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Town Fact (approx. ¼ mile away); The A. Friedheim & Bro. And Smith-Fewell Buildings (approx. ¼ mile away); From Mall To Main (approx. ¼ mile away); James Milton Cherry House (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Old Town Fact (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rock Hill.
 
Regarding Rock Hill Buggy Company / Anderson Motor Company. The
Rock Hill Buggy Company / Anderson Motor Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Sean Nix, November 25, 2009
2. Rock Hill Buggy Company / Anderson Motor Company Marker
Reverse side
Anderson Motor Company burned on January 7, 1940. As of 2009, there were only 13 Anderson cars still in existence. One was in display at the marker's dedication.
 
Also see . . .
1. Rock Hill's Short-Lived Auto Manufacturer: The Anderson Motor Company. WFAE website entry (Submitted on January 27, 2023, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Rock Hill Buggy Company / Anderson Motor Company. Coachbuilt website entry:
Started originally in 1889 as the Holler & Anderson Buggy Co., a division of the A.D. Holler's Furniture Store. (Submitted on November 25, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.) 
 
Current Structures on site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Sean Nix, November 25, 2009
3. Current Structures on site
Current Structures on site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Sean Nix, November 25, 2009
4. Current Structures on site
Rock Hill Buggy Company / Anderson Motor Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By B. Irving Berson, 1926
5. Rock Hill Buggy Company / Anderson Motor Company Marker
Our first family car, an Anderson. NYC circa 1926.
The Rock Hill Buggy Company<br>Birthplace of the Anderson Motor Company image. Click for full size.
Rock Hill, South Carolina: Gateway to the New South by J. Edward Lee, Anne E. Beard
6. The Rock Hill Buggy Company
Birthplace of the Anderson Motor Company
John Gary Anderson<br>(1861-1937) image. Click for full size.
Rock Hill, South Carolina: Gateway to the New South by J. Edward Lee, Anne E. Beard, 1898
7. John Gary Anderson
(1861-1937)
1919 Anderson Car image. Click for full size.
Rock Hill, South Carolina: Gateway to the New South by J. Edward Lee, Anne E. Beard
8. 1919 Anderson Car
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,774 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 25, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   5. submitted on February 6, 2017, by D. Jordan Berson of Dartmouth, Mass..   6, 7, 8. submitted on January 26, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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