Over the years, the layout of the village
has not changed very much. However, the
names of some of the various
streets have been changed - some more than once. The number of
has been increased. Present day maps show about 120 houses in the area
generally recognized as the village. The first houses were built when
the town was still named Bivingsville. As the mill increased its
workforce, more houses were built.
By 1875, about 30 years after the mill was started, there were 60
houses with 400 residents. In the late 1940’s the new mill owners
some of the houses but tore down 35 houses that were in poor condition.
Some of the houses torn down were known as Shotgun Houses. Click on this link to see photos of some of
these. In the 1950’s the mill owners began to sell the houses
to the residents. One example of this was the house at 144 Broadway.
This house was sold to Bess and Ada Corn,
whose family had lived in the
house for over 40 years. In May of 1955, they paid $3,750 for the
house. For the complete list and story of selling the mill houses see "Selling the Houses."
(Copy of receipt for 144 Broadway.)
Running water was installed in the house sometime after World War
I. However, up until about 1950 the houses still had not have an inside
bathroom but used outdoor privies.
This web site has been
started as a public service to share the story of Glendale. The web
master and person to contact about putting information on the web site
is Mary McKinney Teaster. Contact her at:
or by telephone at (843) 873-8117. See
more information about Mary and her Glendale connection
at Mary McKinney Teaster.
(This Site is Still Under Construction.)