Downtown Florence – Florence , South Carolina


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Downtown Florence is undergoing an exciting redevelopment, which is attracting new shops, restaurants, and neighborhoods to the area. Current projects include the construction of a performing arts center, the replication of the historic Cumberland United Methodist Church, and the new Coit Village residential development.

Downtown Florence Hotel

Patricia Burkett of Florence, 2015 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

All of these projects are part of a large effort to make downtown Florence the social, economic, and cultural hub of the city. To see the progress the city has made in just a few short years, compare the below photo, taken in 2009, with the above photo, taken in 2015.

Robert B Davis of Florence, 2009 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Reflections on Downtown Florence


Holly Young Beaumier of the Florence Convention and Visitors Bureau says, “Downtown Florence is undergoing an exciting redevelopment which is attracting new shops, restaurants, and neighborhoods to the area. Recent projects include the Florence County Museum, Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center, renovation of City Center to house the city offices, a boutique hotel with fine dining restaurant, the Waters Building renovation, James Allen Plaza, William H. Johnson Renaissance Courtyard, Restaurant Row, and Florence Little Theatre. Current projects are construction of Francis Marion University Medical and Health Sciences Complex, construction of the HopeHealth facility, an expansion of the boutique hotel with retail space, and renovation of buildings for retail, dining, and a distillery.”

Photographer Robert Davis writes: “On the left, just in view, is the Florence Art-Trails Gallery. Within the gallery is the studio of award-winning sculptor Alex Palkovich.”

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Downtown Florence Info


Address: 100 block of South Dargan Street, Florence, SC 29501
Website: http://www.florencedowntown.com/

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The purpose of the South Carolina Picture Project is to celebrate the beauty of the Palmetto State and create a permanent digital repository for our cultural landmarks and natural landscapes. We invite you to add additional pictures (paintings, photos, etc) of Downtown Florence, and we also invite you to add info, history, stories, and travel tips. Together, we hope to build one of the best and most loved SC resources in the world!


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