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^^ if south of town of Oakboro across the railroad tracks it probably is.  I saw their construction office an old house a couple of months ago. 

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13 hours ago, KJHburg said:

^^ if south of town of Oakboro across the railroad tracks it probably is.  I saw their construction office an old house a couple of months ago. 

I missed it then...  This was taken at their current location, where they are storing a vast number of concrete piping.  

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On 2/5/2021 at 11:17 AM, tarhoosier said:

I subscribe, and not only for the triple quotation marks.

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A wonderful day for a Sunday Covid drive*, Rock Hill this time. I may have never been into the center of downtown Rock Hill before, strange as it seems.  Lots of things happening in Rock Hill. Churches play a large part in the architecture of the city. Too many to put all of them here. At the corner of Oakland and White we findIMG_0252.thumb.JPG.bfd4d407b9a7c082a8d612f0fc46b47f.JPG

On another of the corners of that intersection:

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And on a third corner of same intersection, a church that looks great in sun:  (Fourth corner is parking for Episcopals)

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Right on Main Street is this former church which is now the Freedom Center with a Montessori School and likely much else. My guess is First Baptist since two to three miles out from Main Street on Dave Lyles is a new campus of First Baptist.  Note light poles and lack of wires.IMG_0258.thumb.JPG.e936d56eede766e78a0d8412187c5034.JPG

U. S. Court House next to Freedom Center/Church. Rock Hill is not the county seat it is YORK city. Ionic columns here and Doric on the church.

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*I suspended my courthouse visits for the holidays and then January had execrable weather. Covid may be in the past soon.

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Across the street from the Freedom Center on Main is the Andrew Jackson Hotel. Now offices and the lower facade is historically correct.IMG_0261.thumb.JPG.2dd78d3f3f780667d349037822a5a008.JPGIMG_0260.thumb.JPG.d94a65b1996ac0d9f591958c11250a00.JPG

A block down Main is the corner with this building which has Amélie's and doing a good business todayIMG_0256.thumb.JPG.df15a3cb75525cda21779c5c3c7fffbb.JPG

Looking from Main toward Oakland and White, photos in post above. Churches all around.IMG_0262.thumb.JPG.f579d0cb6fa1a5fdec63afd175143ba1.JPG

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Two long blocks from Main Street is a fine antebellum house and museum, the White Home. From 1837 as a cabin but shortly thereafter enlarged and more added through time.  Same family lived here until 2005 and now a museum of local history, decorative arts, and event center. Found online as the White House but locally preferred as White Home. Closed for the entirety of 2021 for renovations.IMG_0266.thumb.JPG.70a9fa72dc339c810f9d86320b758d67.JPGIMG_0264.thumb.JPG.c87d84bfddcf037c9fc8480ab81e6be1.JPGIMG_0265.thumb.JPG.2d33cc912d1d4e5d4d82705816cbf63d.JPG

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_House_(Rock_Hill,_South_Carolina)

 

IMG_0267.thumb.JPG.1ec220610644c70419362e91fefe0710.JPGThere is much more in Rock Hill, this is but a bit. If one enters from Dave Lyle the columns from the Charlotte Masonic Temple, built in Egyptian style, will be seen at the entry to the downtown area. The innermost neighborhoods of Rock Hill have banners on the light poles with the neighborhood name such as Fountain Park, East End, and others. A fair bit of pedestrian traffic, Amélies especially. And these furry, friendly characters. Free onstreet parking.395224888_IMG_02552.thumb.JPG.9d36def9805be38cd321b61a09a8b3de.JPG

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Check out this major mixed used development in Cornelius with hotel, office, meeting space, apartments   Sefton Park 

look at the renderings.

Sefton Park (REZ 08-20) | Cornelius, NC - Official Website

from the Biz Journal

""The project calls for 344 multifamily units and 7,800 square feet of commercial space, documents show. Sefton Park also includes a 113-room hotel with 47,600 square feet of meeting, office and restaurant space.""

Shaw Resources' mixed-use plans in Cornelius include apartments, commercial space and hotel - Charlotte Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

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14 hours ago, KJHburg said:

Check out this major mixed used development in Cornelius with hotel, office, meeting space, apartments   Sefton Park 

look at the renderings.

Sefton Park (REZ 08-20) | Cornelius, NC - Official Website

from the Biz Journal

""The project calls for 344 multifamily units and 7,800 square feet of commercial space, documents show. Sefton Park also includes a 113-room hotel with 47,600 square feet of meeting, office and restaurant space.""

Shaw Resources' mixed-use plans in Cornelius include apartments, commercial space and hotel - Charlotte Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Really exciting seeing those parcels on W Catawba finally being redeveloped.  I worked in Planning for the Town in the late 2010's and I hated seeing that area decay.

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