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The late Sumter Item photographer Heyward Crowson made numerous flights over the city of Sumter, documenting its growth and expansion. This photo, taken circa 1942-43, covers the South Harvin Street area. Ten specific areas are highlighted here for … more
Sumter was experiencing an unprecedented period of growth in the 20th century. The Item assigned a reporter to canvass the city and report on any residential or commercial construction taking place. The reporter learned that many buildings were … more
Kermit E. Ward was responsible for providing Sumter with quality movie entertainment on Main Street for more than three decades. He helped improve Sumter's motion picture-viewing experience by assisting in upgrading the viewing facilities, … more
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