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The home site (1857-1938) of Billy Dreher, the former owner of the property that is now Dreher Island State Park

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The Purcell’s building was built ca. 1915. The south storefront was enclosed ca. 1970 with stucco panels and aluminum and glass windows. The north storefront was added ca. 1955 and has a surround of fluted aluminum

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A Miller High Life sign found in Peak, SC

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The Bank of Sumter was constructed in 1912. The bank was the first locally owned and operated bank in Sumter, but could not survive the Great Depression. The building was occupied by Bradham Realty and later Bradham Insurance

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Ruby Presbyterian Church was founded and built in 1902

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This house was build ca. 1906. It was owned A.R. McElhaney and sold the the Mills family in 1932, whom owned the Mills-Mack house next door. The home is still owned by the Mack family trust. Local lore says the house is haunted by Mr. Mills and likes to sample the bakery items

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Goodwill Parochial School is a ca. 1890 building. The school was established during Reconstruction. It was one of the “most active” black parochial schools sponsored by the Presbyterian Church in SC with 350 students

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This hotel opened in 1903 as “The Eureka” with 30 rooms and 1 public bath. The hotel closed in 1970, then was restored and reopened in 1984 with 25 rooms

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This was the original store of Alfred Novit when he went into business in 1918. After moving his department store down the street in the 1930s he converted this into “Novit’s Fashion Shoppe,” a high-end emporium for Walterboro women

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The U.S. Mail Railway Post Office (RPO) was introduced in 1862. The first mail to travel by rail is believed to have occurred in 1831 on the South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company (becoming Southern Railway). This car likely traveled that same original route at times during its use