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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Kilburnie the Inn at Craig Farm


Back View of Main Street - 1968 - Lancaster SC


























A Feb. 17, 1968 back view of Main St., including the Parr Theater.

This photograph was taken on Catawba St. and shows the 200 block of S. Main St., looking east.

A Lancaster Telephone Co. truck with a flashing light mounted to the roof can be seen at left. A Parr Theater sign can be seen in the photograph and reads 'NOW PLAYING Cool Hand Luke All Week'. Cool Hand Luke starred Paul Newman.

At right in distance, a man can be seen working near a coal truck, most likely making a delivery to the theater.

(Photo by Lee Studio/Image on File with Travis Bell Photography)

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Lancaster High School - 1965 - Lancaster SC




















The former Lancaster High School (center right) is seen in this Jan. 1965 aerial photograph facing north. Rice School can be seen below the high school to the left.

The present day vocational school (location to left of track) has not been built yet.

At bottom of image are houses along Normandy Dr.

The LHS baseball field and North Elementary have not been constructed yet, as seen in top of photo.

(Photo by Lee Studio/Image on File with Travis Bell Photography)

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Lancaster High School - 1965 - Lancaster SC


























The former Lancaster High School (now the Wylie St. Pool) is seen at the intersection of Wylie and York streets in January of 1965.

By this time, the newer Lancaster High School, which was demolished in 1993, was being used as the high school.

Calvary Baptist Church can be seen at left while Meeting St. can be seen above the football field.


(Photo by Lee Studio/Image on File with Travis Bell Photography)

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Lancaster Police Station - 1990 - Lancaster SC



























A June 11, 1990 look at the Lancaster Police Department, located on Main St. to the right of the Lancaster County courthouse. This was the last day the building was in operation. The new police department, located on Arch St., opened the next day. (Photo by Bobby Bell/Image on File with Travis Bell Photography)

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Lancaster News


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Lancaster Square - 1977 - Lancaster SC























An aerial view of Lancaster Square, made in November of 1977.  Roses department store can be seen at right and Belk department store is seen at left under construction.(Photo by Lavoy Bauknight/Image on File with Travis Bell Photography)


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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Lancaster "Our Stories" - Episode 2 -The Strategists





Episode 2 "The Strategists" is now available as part of the Lancaster "Our Stories" documentary series.

It features Charlie Bundy and Bubber Gregory, who helped grow Lancaster into a thriving town during the economic boom following WW2.

Your perspective on your hometown will never be the same after watching it.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Episode 2 Airs Tuesday


Episode 2 of Lancaster “Our Stories” Airs Tuesday at 8PM


Feb. 28, 2019
Contact: Travis Bell
803.312.2942



Columbia, SC – Continuing its documentary series on Lancaster County’s history, the second episode of Lancaster “Our Stories” airs this Tuesday, March 5 at 8:00 PM.

Episode 2, titled “The Strategists”, features longtime friends Charlie Bundy and C.D. “Bubber” Gregory sharing stories about growing Lancaster during the economic boom following WW2.
Bundy and Gregory founded The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and USC-Lancaster when they were only in their 20s in the 1950s.

The two share memories about how they almost never became friends, what it was like to do business with Col. Springs and their strategy for turning a village into a thriving town.

“Viewers will have a new perspective on their hometown as they watch these two men talk about launching a chamber of commerce from the ground up at such a young age,”  said Lancaster native and Columbia photographer Travis Bell, who directed the series.

Episode 2 will be available to view on Tuesday at www.lancasterarchive.com and www.facebook.com/groups/lancasterarchive

For the best experience, viewers can watch on their HDTV with streaming devices (like Roku and Apple TV) that have the YouTube app. To view Episode 2, launch the YouTube app and search for The Lancaster Archive then select Episode 2.
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Lancaster High School - 1960 - Lancaster SC






























The former Lancaster High School is seen in May of 1960. The building was located near the intersection of French and Catawba streets. The groundbreaking took place in the summer of 1955. The school opened in the fall of 1956. It cost just $427,000.00 to build the 57,000-square-ft. school. The structure was torn down in 1993 to make way for today's Lancaster High School. (Photo by Lavoy Studio/Image on File with Travis Bell Photography)

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Belk Parking Lot - Feb. 17, 1968 - Lancaster SC
























The Belk's parking lot is seen on Feb. 17, 1968 on the 100 block of South Main St. This image was made while standing near Catawba St. Main St. is just over the buildings in the background behind the Belk's sign.  (Photo by Lee Studio/Image on File with Travis Bell Photography)

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