Category Archives: National Register of Historic Places

Abbeville County Training School-Abbeville, South Carolina

Newly added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1922, the Abbeville County Training School was also known as the Branch Street School. The site is overgrown and difficult to photograph because there are storage buildings in front of the school. There are current plans to turn this into housing and a Black History Museum.

Henry John Klutho House-Jacksonville, Florida

Henry John Klutho was a New York City architect who relocated to Jacksonville after the Great Fire of 1901. The home was completed in 1909 and was located on Main Street. The Prairie Style home served as a model home of sorts for Klutho. It was moved to its current location on West 9th Street.

The home was one of the first homes to highlight fire safety. From the Portland Cement to the asbestos shingles, these features helped assuage people’s fears of another fire. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Courtesy of the University of North Florida’s Digital Commons

The company responsible for the cement created a postcard highlighting the house and its safety features.

George F. Bensel House-Jacksonville, Florida

Wilbur Talley designed and built this home in 1912 for George F. Bensel. The home highlights the Prairie Style architecture. It is a contributing property to the Riverside Historic District.