SCHM 21 40 HH Singletary Building
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker
N 33° 52.358 W 079° 45.264
17S E 615203 N 3748731
Quick Description: Part of a series of markers in the downtown area of Lake City, SC, the marker gives a fine example of the community involvement of the people of Lake City.
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 11/29/2018 5:59:31 PM
Waymark Code: WMZM75
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member jhuoni
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Long Description:
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This two-story commercial building was built in 1910 by Henry Horace Singletary (1848-1912) as the H.H. Singletary Company, with a grocery store on the first floor. Singletary, perhaps the most prominent businessman and civic leader in the town from Reconstruction into the 20th century, once owned almost 600 acres in what is now downtown Lake City. He also ran a sawmill and brickyard.

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Singletary was a pioneer in the creation and early prosperity of Lake City's produce markets in the 1890s, shipping local strawberries to Northern markets. He gave assistance to many institutions in Lake City, donating lumber for the first school in 1878, land for the second school in 1888, and land for the first sanctuary of Lake City Presbyterian Church, built in 1888.
Erected 2014 by The Lynches Lake Historical Society.
Marker Name: HH Singletary Building

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Person

Marker number: 21 40

County: Florence

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