African-American Business District Monument

Main AA Monument Photo

104 W. Black Street at Dave Lyle Boulevard                                                            

Park Information: 803-329-5620 

The African-American Business District Monument
  • is located at the corner of Black Street and Dave Lyle Boulevard in Downtown Rock Hill, where the historic African-American Business District was located.
  • pays tribute to the Business District that served the African-American community until its demolition in the early 1970’s.
  • recalls the storefront look of “days gone by” and features historical images and information about the Business District.
  • has become a great educational resource for the community, providing information on the contributions of the African-American Business District to Rock Hill’s history.

Fundraising efforts for the Monument were spearheaded by the African-American Cultural Resources Committee, formed in October 2012, to define the historic outline of the African-American cultural, residential, and commercial communities within the City of Rock Hill. These dedicated citizens work to collect, catalogue and preserve this rich history.  This group is now active as an Advisory Committee to the City’s Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department. 

Monument Dedication Photo Album

There is no admission fee.  Parking is available at the municipal parking lot on the corner of Dave Lyle Blvd. and Black Street, directly across from the monument.

Sponsorship Opportunities:  A variety of sponsorship opportunities exist for the monument.  A list of opportunities and a donation form are available.  Details

History of the African-American Business District:  History

Programs & Services: 
Large groups and those wishing to hold a special event at the monument may need approval from the City of Rock Hill’s Special Events Committee.

Video or photography for commercial or political purposes requires special arrangements. Please visit the Commercial Photography