Rainbow Court

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Rainbow Court
Rainbow Court Myrtle Beach SC Jun 10.JPG
Rainbow Court, June 2010 (Three story building was non-contributing)
Rainbow Court is located in South Carolina
Rainbow Court
Rainbow Court is located in the United States
Rainbow Court
Location405 Flagg St., Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Coordinates 33°41′9″N 78°53′12″W / 33.68583°N 78.88667°W / 33.68583; -78.88667
Latitude and Longitude:

33°41′9″N 78°53′12″W / 33.68583°N 78.88667°W / 33.68583; -78.88667
Arealess than one acre
Demolished2017 [2]
MPS Myrtle Beach MPS
NRHP reference  No. 96001221 [1]
Added to NRHPNovember 7, 1996

Rainbow Court was a historic hotel complex located at Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina. [3] The complex of buildings ranged in dates of construction from 1935 to 1959. The complex included: two motel-type buildings, five beach cottages/boarding houses, and a small house. The buildings were situated around an open court with a swimming pool. There were six contributing buildings. It was one of the few remaining examples of the small-scale, low-rise motels that pre-dated Hurricane Hazel (1954). [4]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996. [1]

With development planned for the area, including a parking garage and police station at the Rainbow Court location, demolition was planned as of June 2016. Several area motels were abandoned and attracting vagrants. The city and the Myrtle Beach Downtown Redevelopment Corporation had made $10 million available for improvements. [5] [6]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "Cleaning up downtown Myrtle Beach: City takes aim at 'chronic problem' motels". The Sun News. October 26, 2018.
  3. ^ Hardisson, Lillian (September 1995). "Rainbow Court" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 21 July 2012. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |coauthor= ( help)
  4. ^ "South Carolina Department of Archives and History". National Register Properties in South Carolina: Rainbow Court Hotel, Horry County (405 Flagg St., Myrtle Beach), including five photos. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. 2010-06-21.
  5. ^ Lalonde, Lucas (2016-06-07). "Myrtle Beach paying to tear down vacant motels and make room for new developments". WBTW. Retrieved 2017-11-08.
  6. ^ Helline, Meredith (2017-01-27). "Myrtle Beach demolition projects seek bigger goal than clearing land". WMBF. Retrieved 2017-11-08.

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