Pendleton - Old Photos
Old Farmer's Hall Photo
Old Photographs of Pendleton SC
Most of these old photographs of Pendleton SC date back to the early 1900s. How did I get these photos? Well, that is a good story.
One day Frank Crenshaw showed me these photos and I asked him if I could get copies made. He told me that Mr. Norton Campbell had found an old camera at the home of Punch Hunter, a long time Pendleton resident who died at the ripe old age of 100 plus years. In the old camera was some film that had never been developed so Norton developed them. Most of these pictures are a result of that. On January 26, 1989 I showed these pictures to one of our then 90 year old residents who grew up in Pendleton, Miss Ruth Boggs. She went through the pictures and told me about each one. It was so interesting. I have several pages of notes and will share her thoughts with you.
Some others came from Clemson University's Strom Thurmond Institute
Pendleton Tire Co. and Burger King display a few of these in their businesses and there are several people around town that have this set of pictures.
I am telling these stories as they were told to me.
Please feel free to shed some light on any of them. I would love to hear from you in the comments section below.
Update: This page is a lot of fun as I hear from friends that I haven't heard from in awhile offering to share their old photographs. Thank you, Pendleton, for making this page a community wide project. Please keep sharing those old pictures and stories! I love it!
Hope you enjoy!
Another Update: Due to length of this site, a Part 2 has been developed. I am still adding pictures and stories so hope you enjoy it as well. Please continue to send me pictures and stories. Photos will still be added to this lens as well so please check back.
Note: In 2015 our town will celebrate its 225 anniversary and I will create a page with all the activities so keep watching. There will be an event each month as part of the 225 Celebration.
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Photo: One of the many Photos found in an old camera belonging to Punch Hunter - copy given to me by Frank Crenshaw.
The photos on this page are not to be copied without permission. Thank you.
Take the Walking Tour of Pendleton - Download this tour guide to your Kindle or purchase the hard copy
I have downloaded this to my Kindle and will loan it out to friends and family who come visiting and want to take the tour. They activate the "read aloud" and take it along as your own personal tour guide.
Every time I take the walking tour, it seems I learn something new. It is a very pleasant and informative walk around our lovely town.
Old Hunter House
East Main Street in historic Pendleton South Carolina
Miss Ruth told me that the house caught on fire on a Saturday afternoon. Sally Hunter had gone to take a bath with the oil stove on to warm the bathroom. It set the curtains on fire. A water brigade was formed to run from the well on the square to the house.
The house had a kitchen connected in the back. It was bricked after the fire.
Photo of Old Hunter House
Punch, Ralph and Tom in old Ford
In old Ford
Punch Hunter was the one who had the camera with the film left in it. This is him as a young man along with Ralph Hunter and Tom Watkins. Punch's family owned Hunter's Store.
Punch Hunter, Tom Watkins and Ralph Hunter in old Ford
Mrs. Susie Adger's Buggy
She had a buggy and a chaffeur
Mrs. Susie Adger lived at Gallow's Hill where the lynching tree was. She was quite well off and had a chaffeur and a buggy.
Mrs. Susie Adger in her buggy
Little Camp House in the Mountains
In the mountains
I was told by Miss Ruth Boggs that people from Pendleton would camp in the mountains near Whitewater Falls in these "Little Camp Houses".
Little Camp House near Whitewater Falls
1906 Red Shirt Militia Reunion
Evidently, there was a big parade and reunion in Pendleton in 1906 of the Red Shirt Militia. It looks like from the picture that it may have been from all over this area. The Red Shirt Militias were organized in the south after the Civil War.
If you want to learn more about who they were please see this link below.
Red Shirt Militia - It was part of our history, like it or not.
Wikipedia gives a description of who the Red Shirts were.
1906 Red Shirt Reunion in Pendleton SC
Unveiling the cannon
This was also at the Red Shirt Reunion in 1906. Congressman Aiken gave a talk before the cannon was unveiled.
Clemson students from years ago probably remember the Pendleton Cannon getting stolen from time to time as a prank and always returned. This happened so much that the cannon had to be permanently placed in front of the Farmers Hall.
Wyatt Aiken - US House of Representatives for 6 terms: 1903-1917
- Congressman Wyatt Aiken
Learn more about Congressman Wyatt Aiken
Photo looking at Queen St
This is very interesting
Queen Street in Pendleton sure doesn't look like this today. According to Miss Ruth, the first building on the left is South Carolina Dispensary which was a liquor store controlled by the state. She also said that next to the dispensary was Mr. Jim Hunter's Law Office.
There is lots of detail to see in the photograph. The most obvious being the "Brownie camera" that the little girl is holding. I am just guessing that that's what it is. Look at the cannon and the inscription "Peace". I had never noticed that before. I knew that it was called the "Peace Cannon" Looks like the men all grew beards for the occasion.
Note from Donna Roper, former Curator for the Pendleton District Commission:
On the Red Shirts Reunion picture of the Aiken guards, the gun carriage carrying the cannon actually reads Peacemaker -- this same gun carriage is in the Agricultural museum.
Thank you, Donna!
Aiken Guards at the Red Shirt Reunion
Broad Street in Pendleton, SC
1906 Red Shirt Reunion
This is the parade going down Broad Street beside the old Hunter House. Look at the back of the house. That is the kitchen that was built on.
Red Shirt Reunion going down Broad St in Pendleton
Pretty Ladies Unveiling the Cannon
Red Shirt Reunion 1906
Miss Ruth tried to identify the ones in this picture but she wasn't real sure. She said that Bessie Watkins was one of them and also mentioned the McPhail girls, Sloan, or Campbell. I would sure like to have one of those fans.
Unveiling the Peace Cannon
Old Ford Motor Company - Pendleton, SC
Main Street in Pendleton
This building was formerly Pendleton Antique Company. Richard and Shelby Quattlebaum sold the building in recent years to Scott Ward. The picture below shows the building when it was the Ford Motor Company.
In a paper entitled "Pendleton History As Told Me and From Memory" written by Emma A. Sitton in 1961, she describes what I think is that same building as being Carriage Shop. Someone might have more information on this and I would appreciate your sharing it. She states the following in her paper:
"From the square on the right side John B. Sitton had a Carriage Shop where carriages, buggies, wagons and harness were made. The shop was a long brick building, two stories, two rooms on the ground floor, two rooms on the second floor. The front room on the ground floor was a show room, the back room was a woodshop. John Dillard was master carpenter. The front room on the second floor was the paint shop, the back room a harness shop where Warren Dillard made all the leather fittings for the carriages as well as harness. The paint room had large doors on the north side and there was a long platform on that side where the finished vehicles were dried. This platform had a ramp with steps in the middle to allow vehicles to be brought down to the show room. The painter, Tilman Jones, was once a slave. On the south side of the shop was a lumber shed."
On August 3, 2010 the great granddaughter of Mr. J. V. Bostic who ran the Ford Motor Co opened a new business in Pendleton, C2 Consignments now known as Chi Chi's and she will be the 3rd generation to own a business in Pendleton. Carolyn Morton Mohr opened this new shop with her friend, Carolyn Williams but now runs it alone. Unfortunately, she closed her shop in Dec 2013. Ben Morton (Carolyn's father) had received the photo from Frances Couch, his mother's sister, who lives in Atlanta.
Ford Motor Company
Old Ford Motor Co. JV Bostic standing in the doorway. Ollie Brown leaning on the car. (Shared by Carolyn Mohr)
South Side of the Square
First Baptist Church of Pendleton
First Baptist Church of Pendleton
Diane Scott was kind enough to share these pictures with us. She worked on the 160th Anniversary Project for the First Baptist Church of Pendleton and they used these photos then. Some came from the FBC Historic Archives and some from Pendleton District Commission. Thank you, Diane.
1802 First Baptist Church of Pendleton
Historic Photo of First Baptist Church of Pendleton SC
Old Pendleton United Methodist Church
Jerry Sloan Shares Great Old Pendleton Photos
I sure appreciate Jerry's sharing these wonderful photos of Pendleton. Jerry's dad was the mayor of Pendleton at one time.
Great old photos, Jerry. Thank you!
Old Presbyterian Church
Mt. Bethel Church
Mt. Bethel Church, Old Presbyterian Church, Pendleton Supermarket, and Smith Oil
Photos contributed by Jerry Sloan
Jerry said that Mt Bethel Church was about where Dr. Cooper's office is now. The next picture was probably taken at the grand opening of Pendleton Supermarket(P&G Food Stores and then Giles Food Store - see note below). The Supermarket was in the building where Crenshaw's is.
Note from Liz Giles Freeze on Oct 16, 2008
Elizabeth Giles Freeze here. I was shocked to see my daddy's store in the photos. I had to call Mother back here to see it. The only mistake is that the store was called P & G Food Stores. My dad was in partnership with Jute Price of Seneca. Their first store was on Main Street in Seneca next to the hotel. They decided that daddy would move his family to Pendleton and open up another store. Daddy built the building that now houses Crenshaw's TV & Appliance. Daddy and Horace Crenshaw were good friends.
When Jute Price and daddy split their partnership, the store name became Giles Food Store. Somewhere I have a pad where the person who answered the phone took an order with that letterhead. They shopped for you, put the bags in daddy's delivery truck and took it to the customer. Don't we wish we could do that now?!
Thanks for giving me a heads up on this. I also saw you & me in the school picture. WOW. Mrs. O'Dell's class.
Giles Food Store Grand Opening
Jerry Sloan's Dad
Pendleton Town Council in the 50's -
left to right
Levi Campbell,Doc Crenshaw, H.B. Barnette, Jule Aull and J.C. Sloan, Sr.
The next picture is J.C. Sloan, Sr. when he was 15 or 16 yrs old
Pendleton SC Town Council 1950's
J.C. Sloan, Sr about 15 or 16 yrs old
Denise Jackson Shares Pictures from King"s Chapel
Thank you, Denise
2 PICTURES OF THE LADIES OF KING'S CHAPEL AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH THE 1950s.
PHOTOS BY LEWIS D. MOREHEAD, ANDERSON, SC
2nd Picture - THE LAST LADY KNEELING (TO THE FAR RIGHT) WITH THE WHITE FLOWER IN HER HAIR, IS LILA WINSTON GANTT - SANDRA GANTT'S MOTHER. IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN, LILA IS THE ONLY ONE STILL LIVING (other than the little boy - probably).
Ladies of King's Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church - 1950's
1950's Ladies of King's Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church #2
Sloan Manufacturing Co. formerly LaFrance and now Reigel Industries
Sam Hall and Lou Crenshaw Hall (Arthur Hall's parents and grandparents of Ronald Hall)
View From Micasa
1842 Liberty Hall Inn
Moving Ahead About a Few Years
PENDLETON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Look very hard at these little darlings and you may recognize some of my classmates who are upstanding Pendleton citizens today.
Pendleton Elementary (PHS Class of 66)
Old Pendleton High School Torn Down in 1961
The Even Older Pendleton High School - This one was torn down around 1924 and was in the same place
Nell Reeves shared this picture and I was so thrilled to get it. I had never seen this old school. Nell started 3rd grade in this building and her sister, Lucy, started 1st grade here. Thank you Nell and Bobbie!
Pendleton Elementary 1935
On the steps of the old high school
Mr. Harold Martin shared this photo with me. This is his first grade class at Pendleton Elementary School. He said that all the grades went to the old High School. The elementary school (now town hall) was not built then. He said that Mr. Ouzts was the principal for all grades. Mr. Ouzts was the Superintendent when I was in school so he was around for a long time. Others that you might recognize in the picture are Calvin Barnette, Virginia Riggins, Bonnie Medlock, Betty Linderman, and Susan Leigh. Do you know any others? Please let us know.
1935 First Grade at Pendleton Elementary School
1939 Pendleton High School Graduating Class
Janice Crenshaw Gunnin finds the Tate Sisters on Squidoo
Janice shares this 1939 PHS picture with us.
PENDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
CLASS OF 1939
1st row L/R: Virginia Campbell, Jeter Glenn, Agnes Campbell, Thomas Horton, Lucile Foster, Audrey Moore, Lena Beth Martin, Benny Eskew, Betty Wadkins, Charles Fant.
2nd row L/R: Prof. Bruce, Cecil Hicks, Betty Lay, Mary Crenshaw, Inez Besaks, Charles Lee Pruitt, Margaret Evatt, Harry Graham, Barbara Stewart, L. Grall?, Bernice Burgess.
3rd row L/R: Ralph Barett, Wilburn King, Robert Fergerson, Bill Crenshaw, James Moore, Ruth Branyoun, Ester Holden, Miss C.Dusewberry?, Supt. Brown.
4th row L/R: Charles Presher, Louise Wannermaker, Dot Hanks, Ola Lou White, Elvira Lee Williams, Inez Brown, Decise Gillispie, ? Stogall, Ola McHugh, Thelma Griffith
The above names were written on the back of the picture in Daddy's handwriting. I have tried to the best of my ability to read and type the names correctly but it is difficult to do. If you recognize or know of any corrections, please email them to me.
Pendleton Farmers Hall 1826
Old Jail and Lions Club Photo
This picture of the Old Jail and the one of the Lions Club (the tall good looking one is my dad) viewing the plans for the Hartwell Reservoir can also be seen on the Pendleton Lens (mini website) with some interesting stories. My sister did this lens and inspired me to continue with more Pendleton lenses.
Please check it. You will be glad you did.
Old Pendleton Jail
Lonnie Brooks, PHS Class of 49, shares a picture of the Old Jail
Pendleton Lions Club views plans for Hartwell Reservoir 1958
an exciting time for Upstate South Carolina
Above - Pendleton Lions Club looking at the plans for Lake Hartwell. The tall good looking one is my dad, Mel Tate. I remember daddy saying that he was very concerned about Lake Hartwell because they were just topping the trees and that the wells from the old farm houses could cause problems.
Below - Mike Darby shared this photo. He said that the picture was given to him by the Design South engineering firm, during
the time that the old Portman generator was being put on display in downtown Anderson.
it's a view of the Highway 24 bridge over the Seneca River before Hartwell lake was filled. The picture
was taken as equipment was being removed from the old Portman Shoals power plant. One of the generators being removed is now on display in Downtown Anderson. Mike also said "For what it's worth, that's one tall bridge - I think the water is about 120
feet deep there. Most folks will assume that the pilings only go a few feet below the surface."
View of Hwy 24 Bridge before Lake Hartwell was filled
The Dog House
Pendleton's Old Gymnasium
The Dog House was built in 1949 and cost a little over $50,000 which came from a bond issue. In an old newspaper clipping, "Red" Canup wrote that on December 7 Pendleton High School's bond-built gymnasium was opened Tuesday night with 600 people in attendance at a basketball doubleheader inaugural. He went on to say that Mr. Outz wanted to make sure that there was a full house so he dispatched school buses to bring in the boys and girls. Coach Bob Scott gave me copies of old newspaper clippings when we were planning the "Save The Dog House" Campaign in 1992.
NOTE: Kathy Clark asked her brother Alvin to identify the young men in this photo.
Nancy, In the old basketball photos..49-50, my brother Alvin Clark is in there. I sent the web to him and he ID'd them all except two. Front L-R
Melvin Barnette, Delano McClain, Buddy Campbell, ?Julian Landreth, Johnny McConnell, Joe Taylor, unknown, Ben Hunter, Charles Brown, unknown. Back Row
Alvin Clark, Curtis Rogers, Bobby Aiken, Marvin Madden, Herbert Hendricks, ?mascot, Mr. Scott, Ronnie Scott.
1949-50 Pendleton High School Boys Basketball Team
Dr. James W. Hellams
Over 50 years in Pendleton
Doc Hellams came to Pendleton in 1960 and is still practicing medicine a couple of days a week. He is on his 5th generation of patients. When he first came to Pendleton he delivered babies and some of those babies are his patients along with their children. Here is a picture of one of his first Pendleton deliveries.
Doc Hellams - 1960 in Pendleton South Carolina
Calvin and Melvin Barnette
with Grandpa and Grandma Hicks
Melvin showed me this picture the other day and I asked him if I could add it to this lens. He agreed. Melvin thinks that this picture was made around 1937 with his grandparents (Summer and Fannie Hicks). They lived in the Denver Community. Thank you, Melvin for sharing this wonderful picture. I know that Calvin and Melvin have a lot of kinfolks in Pendleton and I am sure they will especially enjoy seeing this.
Calvin and Melvin Barnette with Grandpa and Grandma Hicks
Tanglewood Sloan was the lovely home at the site where the new library is now. The columns are still standing. Jerry Sloan had sent me this photo a couple of years ago. I always enjoyed looking at the house and remember it well from my childhood. There was wisteria growing all around it and it would look so enchanting when in bloom. I remember my mother crying when it burned and I don't think I had ever seen my mother cry before that.
Thank you Jerry for sharing this old photo.
My friend, BJC, had this to say about when Tanglewood Sloan burned:
I remember when Tanglewood burned. We lived across the street in the Presbyterian manse, and had not been there long. We had no curtains in the bedroom, just shades. My husband jumped out of bed shouting "Wake up. wake up...we've got to get the girls out of here...our house is on fire!!!" Turns out, it was not our home, but Tanglewood, across the street that was on fire, and the flames were crackling so loud that it sounded like it was our house. We all got up and shivered thankfully and tearfully for that grand old lady. The firemen were pouring water across the street onto the Pure Oil station to keep it from catching on fire. We had known some Clemson architecture students who had lived there earlier. Most folks were suspicious of them, thought they were "hippies" but we enjoyed them and had a couple of meals with them and tours of the house. When they left they donated their furniture to our church sale.
Alison Hancock Padgett said that her parents owned Tanglewood Sloan when it burned and that they donated the land to the town for the library. The town later sold the land to someone else who later donated it for the library. Alison's mother, Margaret, says that they did not rent to the students who were living there at the time of the fire. She said that they were "squatters".
Tanglewood Sloan 1910
Clemson Cadets March in Front of The Chiquola Hotel
Sometime between 1915 -1918
Charles Williams of the Garrison Arena was kind enough to share this picture with us along with the following story. Thank you Charles.
The original photograph belongs
to my cousin, Bob Webb, from Houston, Texas. In the front row, his
father is on trombone in the band formed by Clemson cadets as they march
down Main Street in Anderson. His father, Robert Webb, was a student at
Clemson between 1915-1918 (I think these are the exact years) and was
the recipient of the Norris Medal, awarded to the most outstanding
senior based on their accomplishments and achievements at Clemson. He
went on to work for USDA after receiving his PhD, and became known as
the "father of cotton quality" in recognition of his accomplishments in
the textile industry.
The photo shows the Chiquola Hotel in the background and the row of
buildings to the left were known as "brick range", now the site of the
Anderson courthouse. At the time of the photo, the Webb family owned
most of that block. Charles Williams
Clemson Cadets sometime between 1915-1918
Charles Williams Comes Through Again With A Great Photo
Thank you Charles
"This is another photo showing Clemson cadets and band marching down main
street in Anderson. Points of interest include the old courthouse to the
right and the Confederate monument on the left. Looking over the top of
the Confederate monument is an arched sign which said...Welcome to
Anderson..The Electric City.. or some variation of such. The location of
the sign remains a mystery as it was taken down during some remodeling.
Clemson Cadets In Anderson
Very Interesting History of The Chiquola Hotel
by Jason Pruitt
Crossroads of America made by Photographer Lewis Moorehead near LaFrance, SC
Cherry Summers Garrison Shares Boscobel History and Pictures
I am eventually going to make a lens just about Boscobel but thought you might enjoy a sneak preview. Cherry Garrison's father and uncle built the famous Boscobel Lake and she shares the history and some photos here. I will be adding more of her photos as time goes on. Ken Hancock's father purchased the property and continued to run the golf course and lake until he sold it to the Herberts. This spring I plan to meet with Cherry, Ken and also Harvey Brock and video interviews with them. Harvey has been with the Boscobel Golf Course through all the owners. I am excited and think it will be very interesting.
Sketch of the Summers' Home at Boscobel
Summers' Home at Boscobel Destroyed by Fire
Chief Harry Sloan Newspaper Clipping Contributed by Jerry Sloan
Do You Remember The May Day Programs?
My sister did a lens about the Maypole Dance and was looking for a picture. I remembered that I had saved some old photos from being thrown away at Pendleton Elementary School and took them to the Pendleton District Commission. These were old photos that hung outside of Mrs. O'dell's Office in the 50's. They were all framed in the same wooden frames that had been painted with that Institution green paint. I called Betsy at PDC and asked her if she remembered seeing them. This is the picture that she sent and it just happened to be my sister's class dancing the Maypole.
Pendleton Elementary May Pole Dance
Farmers Hall as the Post Office
I was very pleased when TJ Land send me a message on Face Book that he had found this picture on Google. This is pretty much the way it looked when I was growing up. I remember buying 1 cent and 3 cent stamps in there. Ooops. I am really telling my age.
Ladies Bridge Club (1950's) contributed by Sheila Sloan Sellers
Ladies Bridge Club
Thank you, Sheila, for sharing this wonderful photo.
A Great Group of Ladies and they really enjoyed their bridge club:
Ellen Stephens and Helen Campbell
Mary Sloan, Becky Tate (my sweet mom), Lou Scott, Marie Willingham, Nez Bickley, Eleanor Outzs, and Fredna Jones
1920 Pendleton Cotton Mill
Pendleton Cotton Mill Smokestack
Contributed by Nell Seawright Reeves
Nell says that her father helped to build the Pendleton Cotton Mill Smoke Stack in 1920. On the back of the photo the following was written by Virginia Boggs McKnight:
Papa (Charles Jackson Boggs) helped build this. A turkey dinner is being served on top the day of completion.
Thank you Nell for sharing this wonderful old photo.
Rod Terry Shares An Old Memory - Jack Terry, Rod Terry and Roy Terry - Thanks Rod!
Old Clemson College Photos and Postcards
Submitted by Anne Lewis Wheeler. Thank you, Anne!
Be sure to check Old Pendleton Photos 2 for more photos from Anne.
Vintage Postcard of Clemson Cadets
Richard Lewis 1918
Vintage Clemson College Postcard
Vintage Clemson College Postcard - Dress Parade
Thank you Becky Gossett Oliver for sharing the two pictures below
Gulf Station at the corner of Queen St. and Exchange St.
Becky Gossett Oliver's father once owned the Gulf Station and he later became the Mayor of Pendleton. I have heard stories of this filling station being the gathering place for the men around town and a lot of important decisions were made around these old pumps. This building is now owned by Town Councilman Scott Ward.
Old Gulf Station corner of Exchange St and Queen St.
Deck Gossett at Old Gulf Station on the corner of Queen St. and Exchange St
Welborn's Department Store in Pendleton SC - Thank you to Tippy Welborn Cope for contributing this photo of her dad's store
I have so many memories of going to Welborn's to purchase my book satchel, keds, and of course crayons and coloring books.
Please Share Your Old Pictures of Pendleton
Pendleton Pictures from long ago
Do you have any pictures from the old Smith School that was behind Welcome Church? Do you have a picture of the Ice Plant? Any old photos would be appreciated. Please share by emailing in JPEG format to me at email@example.com
Pendleton's Bicentinial Celebration 1990 The Quattlebaums
Bicentenial Poem 1990
by Shirley Chappell and Nancy Hellams
During the year of the Bicentenial (1990), Shirley Chappell and I sold these framed pictures. Shirley dried the dogwood blossoms that came from the Village Green and I wrote the poem. Of course, Shirley of The Framery did the beautiful framing with different colored mattings. The poem reads like this:
The Village Green
It's Springtime. The dogwoods are in full bloom.
There is a mystical peace in the air filled with treasured memories of days gone by.
Many have sat in awe of the beauty of this place.
Listen and you can hear them:
The chanting of the Cherokee,
The decisions of the politicians,
The dreams of the early settlers,
The laughter of children playing,
The soldiers marching.
Feel their presence.
So many have walked these grounds and I am proud to be one of them.
Happy 200th Birthday Pendleton, South Carolina!
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Do you have old photos of Pendleton to share?
Do you have old Pendleton Photos that you would like to share?
Pendleton will celebrate 225 years in 2015 and there are all kinds of special events being planned.