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Horry County Board of Architectural Review Releases Historic Preservation Survey

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation has developed a survey for public input for the Horry County Historic Preservation Plan. The short survey will be open through the month of September and can be found here.

In addition to the online survey, citizens can complete paper copies at the Planning and Zoning Office located in the Horry County Government & Justice Center, 1301 Second Avenue, Conway. Copies will also be available at the Horry County Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation meeting Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. at the Government and Justice Center.

For more information or to request a copy of the survey, contact Lou Conklin, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning by email or 843-915-7892.

 



Horry County Legacy Business Recognition

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review’s Legacy Business Recognition Program will hold a ribbon cutting at the Pine Lakes Country Club August 22, 2018, at 2 p.m.; Horry County Councilman Bill Howard will present the award. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

Founded as the Ocean Forest Golf Club in 1927 and located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, this golf club became known as “The Granddaddy”. It was renamed Pine Lakes International Country Club under the ownership of Fredrick Albert Warner Miles and placed on the National Register of Historic Places November 7, 1996. This golf course has a rich and interesting history. The clubhouse was designed by New York architect, Raymond Hood in the classical revival style and the course itself was designed by architect Robert White who was also the first president of the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA). In 1954, Pine Lakes became the birthplace of a now world-famous weekly magazine, Sports Illustrated. Pine Lakes has recently added the Golf Hall of Fame which honors the men and women who have had significant roles in the Myrtle Beach golf industry. This club is also significant for its association with the growth of Myrtle Beach as a coastal community resort destination.  

The Horry County Legacy Business Recognition Program pays tribute to local businesses that have contributed to the economic heritage of Horry County for more than 50-continuous years.

The Pine Lakes Country Club is located at 5603 Granddaddy Drive, in Myrtle Beach. 

For more information on the Legacy Business Recognition Program contact Lou Conklin, Senior Planner, with Horry County Planning & Zoning at (843) 915-5340.



Historical Marker to Be Unveiled

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation (BAR) will be unveiling a George Whitefield historical marker at Little River United Methodist Church Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at 9 a.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

The George Whitefield Marker was originally approved in 1976 with a location along Highway 17 just east of the North Myrtle Beach Flea Market. The marker was damaged and the location did not have easy access for people to pull off the road to read the sign. The BAR voted to replace and move the sign to its new location.

The Little River United Methodist Church is located on the corner of Highway 17 and Mineola Avenue in Little River.

For more information, contact Lou Conklin, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning at (843) 915-5340.

A complete listing of all historical markers in South Carolina may be found on the State Historic Preservation Office website.



Horry County Historic Preservation Awards

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review & Historic Preservation will hold their annual Historic Preservation Awards May 15, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. at the McCown Auditorium at the Horry County Museum, 805 Main Street, in Conway.

The awards ceremony will showcase historic preservation efforts throughout Horry County during the last year.  Our guest speaker will be David Douglas a former member of the board and an award recipient this year for all his rehabilitation work within the County.  All properties that were designated as historic between May 2017 and April 2018 will receive a certificate acknowledging the honor.  Also being recognized:

  • Jack Walker for years of historic preservation activities in Myrtle Beach.
  • Diane Moscow McKenzie for years of historic preservation activities in Myrtle Beach.
  • Dino Thompson for years of historic preservation activities in Horry County.
  • Students for their participation in the annual High School Historic Sites & Structures Video Contest.
  • Businesses that have been honored by the Legacy Business Recognition Program.
  • Agritourism businesses that have received approved permits.

For more information, contact Lou Conklin, Senior Planner, in the Horry County Planning & Zoning Department at 915-5340.



Horry County Legacy Business Recognition

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review’s Legacy Business Recognition Program will recognize the Galivants Ferry Convenience Store March 7, 2018, at 3 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

Joseph William Holliday (J. W.) opened a farm supply store in 1869, in Galivants Ferry next to the Little Pee Dee River. The original establishment was called The Pee Dee Store and became a major provider of farm supplies in the Western portion of Horry County. Today patrons know the store as the Galivants Ferry Convenience Store, which supplies visitors and residents alike with a variety of items. Currently, the store is owned by J. W.’s descendants; Billy Holliday, Betty Holliday McLeod, Judson Holliday, Christy Holliday Douglas, and Russell Holliday, and stands on the historical site of the Galivants Ferry Stump Meetings. 

The Horry County Legacy Business Recognition Program pays tribute to local businesses that have contributed to the economic heritage of Horry County for more than 50 continuous years.

The Galivants Ferry Convenience Store is located at 135 Highway 501, in Galivants Ferry. For more information, contact Lou Conklin, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning at (843) 915-5340.



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