National and State Register
Florence Historic District
The Downtown Florence Historic District is the long-standing commercial heart of Florence and the surrounding agricultural, oil, coal, and smelting region. The district has many examples of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century commercial architecture that has been updated, particularly at the storefront level, as business owners responded to changing tastes in retail displays.
Most upper stories of buildings still display architectural features from the original construction period, including stone ornamentation, elaborate cornice elements, and intricate brickwork. The district also contains a few examples of massive, three-story commercial buildings that serve as monuments to the wealth that flowed through the community in the late-nineteenth century.