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The Red Store – Sandy Run, South Carolina

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This old store is located along US 176 – also called Old State Road – in Sandy Run. In the 1800s, it was a main stage road from Charleston to Columbia. A man named Herman Geiger built the first floor of the building, a combined residence and dry goods store, in 1819.

The Red Store

Ann Helms of Spartanburg, 2010 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

It became known as the Asmann Store in the 1830s, when it came under the ownership of William Asmann. Frederick William Muller, a German immigrant, married one of Asmann’s daughters and added the second story around 1846. Mr. Muller is buried nearby in the Lutheran church cemetery just down the road.

SCIWAY thanks photographer Ann Helms for this great information and picture.

The Red Store Info

Address: Old State Road / US 176, Sandy Run, SC 29053
GPS Coordinates: 33.799316,-80.962060

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4 Comments about The Red Store

Zachary LiollioNo Gravatar says:
October 31st, 2013 at 5:16 pm

Good News! I am currently in the process of submitting my research to the state for eligibility on the National Register. The State Dept. of Archives has given me a very positive response; there is no question as to the historical significance of this building.

The owners have been very eager about this effort. As with any preservation project, it boils down to cash. Restoration such as this can be very expensive, but funding is out there … you simply have to be creative and find it.

Here is a Flickr set dedicated to photos taken in the Summer and Fall of 2013. These include the elevations of the store and the house, with its interior.

Feel free to email may if you wish to help or have any questions:

Judy Rhoads SelzerNo Gravatar says:
July 15th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

So glad for this info.. Have been riding by it off and on for years and
wondered what its story is. It should be preserved!!!!

GaryNo Gravatar says:
May 21st, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Grant money has not been available for properties like this in a long time. It only seems people take interest in something when it is (almost) gone.

Erin MinaNo Gravatar says:
March 20th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

It is a true shame that this landmark is presently dilapidated. It is literally almost falling apart. It is privately owned and has not been cared for in years. I am a Sandy Run resident — I drive by this building every day and have watched it slowly ruin. If only it could be preserved through a grant so that it will not have to be condemned. This building is a significant piece of South Carolina history!


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