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Summerville Town Hall

Summerville Town Hall – Summerville, South Carolina


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Built in 1965, this municipal building is the third to serve residents of Summerville. The first town hall, built in 1860, remains at its original location on West Carolina Avenue and is owned and maintained by the Summerville Preservation Society. The second town hall was built on this site in 1893 and was said to have had silhouettes of enemy fighter planes posted in its bell tower from World War II. It was torn down in the mid-1960s after being declared unsafe.

Summerville Town Hall

John Diskes of Summerville, 2006 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The weather vane depicting a horse that rests atop the cupola of this building was placed in honor of Virginia Lowndes Bailey, who gave the town its nickname of “Flowertown in the Pines” in 1925. A bell tower and an additional administrative building were added to the municipal complex in 2007. The balcony of Town Hall still serves as the platform where the mayor declares the town square be lighted for the holidays in a community ceremony held each Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

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