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Historical marker to be placed on the site of the Hough Hotel | News

HARTVILLECS – The South Carolina African American Heritage Commission will unveil a South Carolina historical marker at the Hough Hotel, 315 Jasper Ave. in Hartsville, at 11 a.m. Monday.

The Hough Hotel was built in 1946 by Frank Hough and served as a restaurant, hotel, grocery store and nightclub for the African American community until it closed in 1989. It was later converted and served as a low-income housing for about 20 years.

The South Carolina African American Heritage Commission received a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to erect 20 South Carolina historical markers in rural communities across the state. The Hough Hotel marker is the first to be installed.

The South Carolina African American Heritage Commission was established in 1993 by the South Carolina General Assembly for the identification and promotion of the preservation of African American historic sites, cultural building structure of the South Carolina African-American experience in South Carolina and to strengthen the efforts of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History.

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For more information about the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission, call Jannie Harriot at 843-332-3589 or visit scdah.sc.gov/historic-preservation/resources/african-american-heritage/south-carolina-african-american-heritage.