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Finch Hotel, 184 East Main Street, Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC

Finch Hotel, 184 East Main Street, Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC

 
 
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Summary

Significance: The Franklin Hotel, located on East Main Street in downtown Spartanburg, South Carolina, is significant both in local history and architecture. It was one of the leading hotels of the city during the early and mid-twentieth century and its architectural design and details are excellent representations of the period after World War I. Constructed between 1918 and 1921 for W.T. Finch, the hotel was built during a period of expansion and prosperity for Spartanburg. The luxuriousness of the hotel was well-known and it was the center for community social occasions.
Survey number: HABS SC-870
Building/structure dates: 1920 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1988 Demolished

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Date

1920 - 1980
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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Tinsley, Staten P
Calloway, Deborah, transmitter
Huff, James, photographer
Stinson, Steve, photographer
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Location

Spartanburg (S.C.)34.95022, -81.92882
Google Map of 34.9502199, -81.92882449999999
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Source

Library of Congress
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Copyright info

No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html