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500 pieces, .25 linear feet
Scope and Content Note
This collection consist primarily of the charter, minutes, by-laws, stock certificates, and financial reports produced by the Downtown Parking Company of Rock Hill which was organized by the Downtown Development Association of Rock Hill The company appears to have been as much a vehicle for the Downtown Development Association to encourage shopping in the area as an investment and was run by the many prominent businessman of the area Rock Hill at the time.
The Downtown Development Association of Rock Hill is an eleemosynary corporation was organized on August 16, 1960 with the purpose of the organization “to foster and promote the revitalization and further development of the central business district of Rock Hill, and to thereby realize full participation in the expanding economy of our Piedmont area.”
The Downtown Parking Company of Rock Hill was organized “to engage commercially in the provision of convenient downtown parking facilities for customers of downtown business establishments, to lease, purchase or otherwise acquire sites for parking areas, and property, equipment and buildings necessary for operations thereon, to generally promote and encourage business in the downtown business area by advertisement or otherwise, to engage in any allied or incidental activities designed to further promote the primary purpose aforesaid, to borrow and lend money and give or receive security for such obligations, to invest surplus funds in proper securities or properties to be held for future use, and generally to buy, well, mortgage, improve, develop, hold and lease or rent real estate, buildings and personal property of all kinds and to exercise all such powers as are accorded to business corporations generally by virtue of law.”
The Downtown Parking Company of Rock Hill Records were donated to the Archives by Mr. Clint Carpenter, of the Rock Hill Chamber of Commerce, on July 1, 1980.
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Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "Downtown Parking Company of Rock Hill Records - Accession 329". Finding Aid 1299.
LC Subject Headings
Downtown Parking Company of Rock Hill (S.C.)--Archives; City planning--South Carolina--Rock Hill; City promotion--South Carolina--Rock Hill; Automobile parking--South Carolina--Rock Hill