Posts from the ‘Historic West End’ category

Mary’s at Falls Cottage

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

The historic Falls Cottage building located on South Main Street next to the entrance to Falls Park now houses Mary’s restaurant, but it has served as a number of functions since being built in the West End in 1896: anything from a gas station to offices. Many people pass this restaurant in the evening when it is no longer open, and do not even realize it is a restaurant.

The Falls Cottage building is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Claussen Bakery

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

The Claussen Bakery building on Augusta Street is currently empty, but offers some possibility for reuse, based on its location and decorative brickwork in front. There is a lookalike Claussen Bakery building in Columbia, SC which has been converted to a historic and upscale Claussen’s Inn. Here’s a closer look at some of the decorative building features:

Building date: 1930

Building date: 1930

Building Signboard

Building Signboard

Here’s a view of the bakery back when it was in full operation:
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Last Chance

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

The sign on the property in the West End across from Fluor Field says “Proposed Demolition. If interested in acquisition or salvage, contact 864-467-2860 (Wells Fargo Bank Real Estate Management Department).” The house, which shows more clearly without leaves on the trees, is part of an estate with very specific limitations on what can be done with the house and property. So it appears that it will be demolished unless someone is able to salvage it.