Thursday Doors

Welcome to Conway, SC, whose history traces back to the 1670’s when the British settled the area around Charleston. The city’s name has changed throughout the years, but the history remains rich.

Many residents fought in the American Revolutionary War, and General Frances Marion, also know as the ‘Swamp Fox,’ camped nearby on his way to the battleΒ of Black Mingo in 1870.

Front and center in the historic downtown area is its beautiful City Hall, which was built in 1825 and was formerly the Horry County Courthouse. City Hall was designed by Robert Mills, architect of the Washington Monument, and is part of the National Register of Historic Places.


The building is meticulously maintained, and the handsome double doors are dark black when the sun isn’t in your face. πŸ™‚

After walking around the historic downtown, we decided to eat lunch at Groucho’s Deli which opened in 1941. We figured if it had been around that long, it much have good eats, and it did. Pastrami on rye, chicken salad on pumpernickel, pickle on the side, their own brand of potato chips, and their unique sandwich dressing, Formula 45 Sauceβ„’, which was to die for. Well, not exactly, but it sure was good if you like the idea of something like a thin thousand island dressing with sweet pickle relish in it for dipping. No photos, we were too busy eating. πŸ™‚

Happy Thursday, and to those who are in the path of this latest snowstorm, stay safe.

As always on Thursday, this post is linked to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors, February 9, 2017.

About Judy@NewEnglandGardenAndThread

Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.
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25 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. Laurie Graves says:

    Yay! I”m back to following! Still can’t figure out what happened. My, that lunch sounded wicked good.

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  2. Joyce says:

    “No photo” due to “too busy eating!”? Now THAT’S the way to conquer a vacation! You go, girl!
    Have been thinking about you for the past two days – on a sunny beach while back home there’s a blizzard setting up to rage!

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  3. Dan Antion says:

    Great photos and I appreciate you’re taking some of your valuable in-the-sun time to share it with us. Your lunch sounds delicious. I’m almost glad you didn’t include a photo. We’re socked in here today, and I’d probably be hankering for something I can’t even go get.

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  4. Vicky says:

    Doors, history AND food… wonderful!

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  5. Candy says:

    Thanks for taking us along!

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  6. So much interesting history. Your lunch sounds wonderful.

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  7. Karen says:

    You certainly are sharing some wonderful places with us. Anyone traveling to South Carolina will have lots of suggestions from your posts.

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  8. Eliza Waters says:

    I guess there are a lot of Conways out there, probably one in every state. πŸ™‚ This one looks nice and historic.
    We ended up with 10″ of light and fluffy (thankfully!), you’re blessed to be away from it all!

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  9. Norm 2.0 says:

    Lots of history in that place for sure.
    Yes I’d say if the restaurant has been around that long chances are the food is pretty good.
    The storm is hugging the coast for the most part and we’re too far inland, so no shoveling here.
    It sure sounds like someone isn’t regretting their decision to head south this winter πŸ˜‰

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  10. joey says:

    Great doors! Lotsa clocks today πŸ™‚
    I enjoy special sauces and so wish you’d smeared some across the monitor for my tasting πŸ˜›
    I’m glad your vacation is so lovely!

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  11. So different from the doors and buildings out west, Judy. I’m enjoying just thinking about your lunch. πŸ™‚


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  12. Oddment says:

    What a history you are walking. The door becomes more and more a symbol, doesn’t it? I certainly enjoy the sense of warmth in these photos; yesterday morning we were iced pretty badly over streets and sidewalks, and the wind was bitter all day. Snow was beautiful and just as God intended it: bright white and only on the grass.

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  13. I love those stately pillars. Your lunch sounds so scrumptious. πŸ™‚

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  14. jesh stg says:

    A great door and building, Judy! A history of the door you’re showing is much appreciated, since many of my doors were taken in the past, and it would take too much time to research it. If it was built back in 1670 the builders must have been Europeans:)

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  15. Annie says:

    You’re slowly getting to know the in’s and out’s of the state of South Carolina and doing it the way I like best….. experiencing goooood food. Nothing like a excellent deli sandwich and I’d like to sample some of that Formula45 Sauce!

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  16. Brenda says:

    There are so many great little restaurants scattered throughout the south. We had some wonderful, unexpected lunches in Georgia and the Carolinas. Sit back in the warmth and enjoy your sandwiches and beer. We are hunkered down in front of our wood stove, sipping wine, eating popcorn, and waiting for two or three feet of lovely white winter snow. Just as nice, if you like winter.
    When I was little, the Sunday night Disney show had a series on Swamp Fox. For some reason, it captured my imagination and I’ve always loved tracing the history of the Revolutionary War in South Carolina. I just now did a search and found some of the Disney Swamp Fox shows. Yikes. Dismal.

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  17. We enjoyed our trip to South Carolina some years ago. I forget if I’ve already mentioned it, but our favorite place to eat in Charleston is called Hominy. And there was great bbq everywhere.

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  18. reocochran says:

    There’s something historical and unique in the architecture of the South. How cool is this? I have a trip this fall coming up to Long Beach, Mississippi. I haven’t been farther than one state over (Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky) around 2002.
    I enjoyed this South Carolina set of doors.

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