- Associated Press - Friday, October 17, 2014

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) - A house that was one of only two remaining in Rock Hill from the Reconstruction era after the Civil War has been torn down to make way for a water tower.

The Herald of Rock Hill reports (https://bit.ly/1waIeti ) the Mills-Hallman House was demolished Thursday.

Local preservationists had tried for months to save the house they say was historically significant because of its architectural features and the symbolism of the Reconstruction era.

The city’s Board of Historic Review agreed with a city request last year to remove the historic designation for the structure. A second historic house was recently moved to make way for the new 750,000-gallon water tank.

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Information from: The Herald, https://www.heraldonline.com

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