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Horry County Historic Preservation Awards 2019

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review & Historic Preservation (BAR) will hold their annual Historic Preservation Awards May 21, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. at the McCown Auditorium at the Horry County Museum, 805 Main Street, in Conway.

The guest speaker will be Michael Bedenbaugh, the Executive Director of Preservation South Carolina, whose talk will be; “The Importance of Saving Historic Places”.

The ceremony will showcase historic preservation efforts throughout Horry County during the last year. All properties that were designated as historic between May 2018 and April 2019 will receive a certificate acknowledging the honor. Also being recognized:

  • Jody Nyers, a former BAR chairman and for her continuing historic preservation activities;
  • David Wilson, a former BAR member and for years of historic preservation activities;
  • Catherine Heniford Lewis, posthumous for her book, Horry County, South Carolina 1730-1993;
  • Barbara Stokes for her book, Myrtle Beach: A History from 1900 - 1980;
  • Surfside Beach Historical Society for their work involving the Ark Plantation;
  • Restoration of the Shine CafĂ©;
  • Restoration of the Waikiki Motel;
  • The Market Common Military Tour;
  • Winners of the annual High School Historic Sites & Structures Video Contest;
  • Businesses that have been honored by the Legacy Business Recognition Program and;
  • Agritourism businesses that have received approved permits.

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



Horry County Legacy Business Recognition

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review’s Legacy Business Recognition Program will recognize two North Myrtle Beach businesses March 5, 2019. At 9 a.m. a ribbon cutting will be held at the Ocean Drive Barber Shop, and another will be held at Boulineau’s at 9:30 a.m. The ceremonies are free and open to the public.

Ocean Drive Barber Shop was opened in 1952 with Bobby Lewis and his brother operating it for almost 50-years. When Bobby’s brother retired, his friend Kevin Armstrong moved from Charlottesville to work alongside him. Bobby has cut hair at this barbershop for almost 60-years. The state of South Carolina identifies this shop as one of the longest operating barbershops in the state.

Boulineau’s started when Frank and Louise Boulineau opened a grocery store in the community of Cherry Grove Beach in 1948. In 1954 Hurricane Hazel destroyed most of Cherry Grove, including Frank and Louise’s grocery store. A second store was opened a few years later and after several expansions, the unique store now features 85,000 square feet with shopping on two floors.

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.

Ocean Drive Barber Shop is located at 233 Main Street, in North Myrtle Beach, and Boulineau’s is located at 212 Sea Mountain Highway, in North Myrtle Beach. For more information, contact Lou Conklin, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning at (843) 915-5340.



Horry County Board of Architectural Review to Unveil Historic Marker at Charlie's Place

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation, in association with the State Historic Preservation Office and the City of Myrtle Beach, will unveil a historic marker for Charlie’s Place Monday, October 22, 2018, at 5 p.m. The ceremony will be held at 1420 Carver Street in Myrtle Beach. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

Charlie’s place was established in 1937 by Charles and Sarah Fitzgerald and some consider it the home of “beach music” which later became Shag. Famous musicians such as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Billie Holliday, Lena Horne, and Fats Domino, to name a few, came to play at the restaurant and dance hall that once stood on the site. Both black and white customers frequented Charlie’s Place despite segregation.

The South Carolina Marker Program was authorized by an act of the South Carolina General Assembly in 1905 creating the Historical Commission of South Carolina. The first marker was erected in 1936 near the site of the Long Cane Massacre near Troy, in McCormick County. Since then more than 1,500 markers have been erected. These markers indicate and interpret places of importance to South Carolina’s past, by commemorating significant events, historic properties or other resources significant for their design.

For more information contact Lou Conklin, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning at (843) 915-7892 or by email.



Horry County Board of Architectural Review to Unveil Historic Marker at Charlie's Place

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation, in association with the State Historic Preservation Office and the City of Myrtle Beach, will unveil a historic marker for Charlie’s Place Friday, September 28, 2018, at 4 p.m. The ceremony will be held at 1420 Carver Street in Myrtle Beach. The ceremony is free and open to the public. The Myrtle Beach 3rd Annual Jazz Festival will begin immediately following the ceremony.

Charlie’s place was established in 1937 by Charles and Sarah Fitzgerald and oral tradition holds that it was the home of “beach music” which later became Shag. Famous musicians such as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Billie Holliday, Lena Horne, and Fats Domino, to name a few, came to play at the restaurant and dance hall that once stood on the site.

The South Carolina Marker Program was authorized by an act of the South Carolina General Assembly in 1905 creating the Historical Commission of South Carolina. The first marker was erected in 1936 near the site of the Long Cane Massacre near Troy, in McCormick County. Since then more than 1,500 markers have been erected. These markers indicate and interpret places of importance to South Carolina’s past, by commemorating significant events, historic properties or other resources significant for their design.

For more information contact Lou Conklin, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning at conklinl@horrycounty.org or 843-915-7892.



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.

 



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