Address: Hursey Dr., E. Main and Craig Sts., Chesterfield, South Carolina. County/parish: Chesterfield.
20 contributing buildings. 1 contributing site.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places May 04, 1982.
Part of Chesterfield MRA (NRIS 64000763).
East Main Street Historic District is a national historic district located at Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina. The district encompasses 20 contributing buildings and 1 contributing site reflecting the development of the town of Chesterfield from about 1798 to 1937. The district contains some of Chesterfield's finest architectural expression and includes: the John Craig House, a hall-and-parlor farmhouse with excellent Federal style woodwork; the Chesterfield Courthouse with its Second Empire cupola; and several vernacular residences with Queen Anne and bungalow influence. The Chesterfield Post Office is a brick building designed by notable government architect Louis Simon. The original Chesterfield Courthouse, reputedly burned by General William T. Sherman’s troops in 1865, was the site of one of the state's earliest secession meetings. A marker on the grounds of the current Chesterfield Courthouse commemorates that meeting. The Craig Family cemetery, containing graves of members of one of Chesterfield's founding families, also is included in the district.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.(read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/82003847