Block of Dargan Street named Historic Downtown African American Business District


The 200 to 300 block of North Dargan Street from E Darlington St to Baroody St is now the Historic Downtown African American Business District in Florence.

The 200 to 300 block of North Dargan Street from East Darlington Street to Baroody Street is now the Historic Downtown African American Business District in Florence.

Victoria Jones Grant’s dad owned Kasey’s pool room on the street years ago, a place where everyone loved to hang out.

It was businesses owners like Grant’s dad that the North Florence Community History and Heritage Initiative remembered Saturday.

The historical marker sits near the corner of Dargan and Darlington Streets to mark the district.

Dozens of African Americans from Florence spoke about the places their family members used to own on Dargan…

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