Sunday, July 29, 2012

A Walk Down the Boulevard - Anderson, SC

Today was a beautiful day and DH and I took our walk in the historic
section of Anderson, SC, on what begins old "East Boulevard".
The street was opened in 1905 and goes by Anderson University. 
Come along with us and enjoy some of the most beautiful homes in
Anderson!  The first three are also for sale so I will provide links so
you can tour the inside for yourself. (I have no connection with
anyone involved with selling or buying these homes.)  All my factual
information is from a self-guided walking tour brochure provided by
Anderson Heritage.  And the commentary along the way is just DH
and I talking...  Come on! Let's go!
We start our walk by parking our car in the parking lot of the church
by the Brown house.   The Brown's built this house in 1910 and the
family lived in it until 1979 when it was deeded to Boulevard Baptist
Church.  The church used it for lots of gatherings, especially
wedding receptions.  One of my best friends' has beautiful pictures
taken here from her wedding reception.  Lots of good memories!
In 1997 the house was sold to a couple who poured their hearts
into restoring it.  It is for sale now.  Go to this link for more pictures
of the inside and information.  (608 Boulevard)

DH and I have always admired the beautiful clay tiles on the roof of
600 Boulevard.  The house was built in 1919 and has a gorgeous
library.  You can see the pictures of the inside at this link.  In the
1960s the house was given to Anderson College (now University)
for the president's home.  Now another house on the grounds of
AU is used for the president's home and this one is for sale.

501 Boulevard is the last of the For Sale houses on today's post.
I encourage you to go to this link so you can see the inside of this
home because it is just beautiful!  I remember many many years
ago visiting this home before it was renovated and the stairs and
rooms were very dark! Now it is a jewel! Oh, and it was built in
1907 and has a wrap around porch on the other side of the picture.

402 Boulevard was built in 1930 at the beginning of the depression
by the co-owner of the local Coca-Cola Bottling Company. The
construction provided many local jobs and produced one of the
finest homes I've ever seen.  This house was later owned by Callie
Stringer Rainey who did much for the arts in Anderson.

504 Boulevard was built in 1909 and the first house in Anderson
to have central heat. Love the doors and windows!

404 Boulevard was built in 1934 and has 11 rooms and 6,500 sq. feet.
I love the shady lawn and relaxing look to the home.

 There are many beautiful homes on Boulevard!

 I have been a guest in this home and although you can't tell it 
from the outside, this is one of the most comfortable homes I 
have been in.

Boulevard has lots of beautiful smaller homes, also. 

We started walking back to the car and arrived at the Brown house
that was the first in this post.  I was standing in the drive way when
I turned around and it was "love at first sight"!  There, across the
street was the cutest cottage!  Of all the houses I saw today on 
our walk, this one would be the one that was my favorite!

Which one is your favorite?

Thank you for coming along on our walk today!  Have a great week!
PS: Love the house you're in! (Smile)


  1. Wow! These are some really beautiful homes and such a lovely walk. Thank you for sharing it, Lottie. Loved it!

  2. Wow! Beautiful homes. I love our walk today!


  3. Hi Lottie! Thanks for inviting me along on your walk. Love the neighborhood and all the beautiful houses. I think the 608 Boulevard house is my favorite. The cottage is cute. Have a great week! Gina

  4. Hi Lottie, I was born in Anderson although I grew up elsewhere. Still have some cousins there and I love coming back. There are some wonderful homes there. Your walk brought back some good memories. Thanks, Dawn

  5. What great homes. They are really beautiful.
    Thanks for the tour.

    M :)