Site of Kimbrell's Boarding House & Old Fire Dept
128 East White Street


Captain McKewn Albergotti at the Kimbrell’s Boarding House

1917 – Margaret Kimbrell (at #130)

1946 – City Fire Department, Police Department

1963 – Same

Unidentified ladies standing in Spratt White’s front lawn with the Kimbrell’s Boarding house shown in the background. Courtesy of the Pettus Library – Winthrop University

Aerial view showing Kimbrell's Boarding house across the street from Freidheim Hall

Kimbrell’s Boarding House was a long operating facility along East White Street from the 1910’s until WW II.  Many prominent Rock Hillian’s lived there including railroad manager Capt. McKewn Albergotti of Blacksburg, S.C.  It is unclear as to when he took up residence at Mrs. Kimbrell’s Boarding House but he lived here for years doing his banking in Rock Hill and apparently riding the train into Blacksburg as his schedule required, after moving to Rock Hill.  After the house was demolished to make room for the Fire Department, Mr. Albergotti moved to Hampton Street and lived at the Rhea home.

The old Fire Dept. Building on this lot was demolished during urban renewal efforts. 

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