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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.

 



Horry County Board of Architectural Review Wins Palmetto Trust Award

Conway, South Carolina – The Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation will announce its Historic Preservation Award winners for 2014 on Wednesday, June 11 at 3 p.m. in the lower lobby of the State House. Governor Nikki R. Haley will present the awards. Sponsored by the Palmetto Trust, the S.C. Department of Archives and History and the Office of the Governor, the awards recognize exceptional accomplishments in the preservation, rehabilitation and interpretation of South Carolina’s architectural and cultural heritage.

The Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the irreplaceable architectural heritage of South Carolina through advocacy, education and networking. For more information on the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation, contact Michael Bedenbaugh, executive director, Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation at 803.422.7838 or oldhouse@palmettotrust.org.

The Horry County Board of Architectural Review will win a 2014 Preservation Service Award for the Horry County Historic Preservation Plan, adopted by Horry County Council June 18, 2013, and made part of the Horry County Comprehensive Plan. This program marks the first time Horry County has set forth the framework for preservation activities in a stand-alone comprehensive manner. In addition to the future preservation activities, the Plan also details the past of Horry County and its development into one of the most heavily visited tourist areas in the country.

For more information on the Horry County Board of Architectural Review, contact Adam Emrick, Senior Planner, at 843-915-5340.


Horry County Legacy Business Recognition

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review’s new Legacy Business Recognition Program will recognize Palmetto Chevrolet May 7, 2014, at 1 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Palmetto Chevrolet began as Lee’s Chevrolet in 1930, and became Palmetto Chevrolet in 1942, making the dealership 84-years old! Palmetto occupies multiple historic buildings and is an icon in historic downtown Conway.

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.

Palmetto Chevrolet is located at 1122 4th Avenue in Conway. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Adam Emrick, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning and 843-915-5340.


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