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Arnold Friedheim arrived in the US in 1857, as a Jewish immigrant from Springe, Germany. After serving in the 4th Regiment of North Carolina Volunteers during the civil war, he settled in Rock Hill. In 1866, he opened a small store on Main Street. In 1898, a fire left A. Friedheim & Bro. in ruins. Within a year, they had rebuilt this structure that now is home to a Wells Fargo Bank

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First Presbyterian Church was established in 1855. Since its birth, First Presbyterian has been an active church, serving as the mother church of the Thornwell Home for Children and Presbyterian College. This church was built in 1930

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During the Cold War, many countries built fallout shelters. Plans were made, however, to use existing buildings with sturdy below-ground-level basements as makeshift fallout shelters. These buildings were placarded with the orange-yellow and black trefoil sign designed by United States Army Corps of Engineers in 1961. The program was abandoned in the 1970s

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The Seaboard Air Line Railway Depot in McBee was built in 1914 and is the second depot constructed. McBee was a stop along Seaboard’s 91-mile route between Columbia and Cheraw. When Seaboard stopped its passenger line in the 1960s, the depot stood vacant for 20 years. It was purchased by the Town of McBee and converted into the McBee Library and Railroad Museum

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The current Hotel Florence opened its doors in May 2013 to offer guests a 49-room boutique hotel. The “Schofield Hardware” building is the main hotel building was built in 1891. The second building is the “Old Florence Bank Building”, rebuilt in 1900 after a fire. The third building is the “Jones Smith Jewelers”, built in 1891

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The Union County Carnegie Library, the oldest Carnegie Library in South Carolina (opened in 1905), has undergone a $2 million renovation and historic restoration. The public library will be re-opening on Saturday, September 8th

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Built in 1924, the original peach stand was opened by Springs Farms. This stand is only open during the summer and the modern Peach Stand is located across the street is open all year long

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The home of former Brigadier General William H. Wallace. On April 28, 1865, Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, dined here

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Founded in 1806, the original structure was built in 1813 and called Russell’s Church until 1840. This Carpenter Gothic style church was built in 1914

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The sunflowers attract the doves to Draper WMA. Note: I did not pick the corn, I found one broke off and left it for the wildlife