Historic Preservation Information

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 Historic Design Guidelines

The purpose of Rock Hill's Historic Preservation Ordinance is to promote the educational, cultural, economic and general welfare of the public by providing a mechanism for the identification, recognition, preservation, maintenance, protection and enhancement of old, historic and architecturally valuable structures, properties, districts and/or neighborhoods which serve as visible reminders of the social, cultural, economic, political and/or architectural history of the City of Rock Hill. 

The Board of Historic Review publishes a newsletter each May in order to provide the community with valuable information about a variety of topics that deal exclusively with owning an historic property. 

All designated historic districts and individual properties in the City of Rock Hill are required to follow the Historic Design Guidelines

The Board of Historic Review and City Council have identified five historic districts, and several individual historic properties. The five historic districts are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and include:

Marion Street Historic District
Old Town (Downtown) Historic District
Main Street/Reid Street/North Confederate Avenue Historic District
Charlotte/Aiken Avenue Historic District
Oakland Avenue Historic District
Ebenezer Road - Individual Properties
West Main Street/South Dave Lyle - Individual Properties

Studies & Surveys:

City of Rock Hill Historic District Overlay Map
Historic Maps
Historic Marker List, York County, 1936 - Present
Arcade Mill Village Historic District Survey Report (pdf)
1988 Architectural Survey (pdf)
1988 Architectural Survey Mill Supplement Section (pdf)

Signs in the Historic Districts

Additional Resources - Links, Articles, Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

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