History was made on April 11, 2011 when Spartanburg City Council passed the second and final reading regarding making Beaumont Mill Village a Local Historic District! Normally council chambers are somewhat subdued however immediately after the final reading applause broke out! Many years of hard work was finally realized. Being situated on the "Gateway to Spartanburg", Beaumont becoming a Local Historic District is a major victory for those of us who champion historic preservation and will definitely have a positive impact on the city of Spartanburg. There are several different types of architectural styles unique to mill villages reflected in Beaumont ranging from circa 1890 to 1946. Styles include the very simple Saddlebag style to craftsman bungalows. There is a tremendous variety of different types of architectural styles in this community and once inside these treasures it is amazing to see the uniqueness of each of these homes. Many have the high beadboard ceilings, beautiful wood floors, and transoms over interior doorways. I have chosen to highlight the Beaumont Mill Village for this year's Spartanburg Herald-Journal's Parade of Homes April 30 and May 1 from 2 pm to 5 pm each day. There will be 5 homes open that weekend and residents from the community will be on hand to answer questions about the rich history of the village. You are invited to visit so you can see first hand why this village is worth preserving! I look forward to seeing you there!
Please visit my website to find out more about homes in this Historic neighborhood!