Arcade Mill Village Historic District Survey

JMT's cultural resources staff documented the older dwellings of a historic village in South Carolina.


City of Rock Hill, SC


City of Rock Hill

The Arcade Mill Village in Rock Hill, SC is a neighborhood comprised of three- to five-room homes constructed circa 1900 for the workers of the adjacent Arcade Mill. After World War II, there were as many as 135 homes surrounding the mill. The mill was destroyed by fire in 2007 and subsequently demolished. Many of the homes remain with a high level of integrity.

JMT was contracted through the Housing and Neighborhood Services of the City of Rock Hill to complete an intensive level survey of the Arcade Mill Village Historic District area. Using previous surveys, archival research, and field work, JMT documented the history of the village, the existing conditions of select dwellings, and their changes over time. All work being done is in consultation with and in accordance with the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, State Historic Preservation Office’s Survey Manual in the context of identifying and re-evaluating historic properties within the boundary of the previously identified Arcade Mill Village Historic District area for eligibility for listing in the National Register.