The northeast corner of Market and Second streets in downtown Cheraw has been cleared of the burned out buildings of Baxter’s and Belk. The clearing is in preparation for possible development by OK Associates which has an option on the site for a proposed multimillion dollar project. This view in Cheraw has been obstructed for over 100 years by the old Cheraw Hardware building (which was recently Baxter’s), and by a hotel before that. The Old Market Hall and present Town Hall shown above date from the mid 19th century. This was published April 17, 1986, in the Cheraw Chronicle.