The history of Cleveland County’s Famer’s Market Condos tells a great story of success in commerce. The Warehouse first constructed by the Kouris Family and known as the Kouris Warehouse, was built in the 1930’s as a wholesale fruit and vegetable market with a refrigerated basement. It was built on the railroad for ease of shipping.
This building is one of a significant grouping of buildings with associations to the agrarian basis of Cleveland County’s economy. The two- story brick warehouse with Colonial Revival details may have been the work of the local architectural firm of V.W. Breeze.
In 1935, it became the store building of Morgan & Company, Inc. The company was a wholesale and retail feeds, seeds, ginners and buyers for cotton.
In most recent years, the building served as the regions Farmer’s Market, housing local farmers selling vegetables, fruits and plantings. The Farmer’s Market featured a restaurant as well as a butcher style meat market.
The building became property of the City while in use as a Farmer’s Market. The Shelby City Council and City Manager have worked diligently to save the historic property and once again return it to private commerce.
This spectacular historic property has been brought to life after many years of vacancy. The property now boasts twelve beautifully designed condominiums. State of the art green features incorporated into the new life of the Farmer’s Market Condominiums include: high efficiency heating & cooling systems, high performance windows, sustainable interior finishes and furnishings, Energy Star lighting, water-conserving fixtures, and drought-tolerant landscaping.
Imagine living in Uptown Shelby! A walk to the park, to the bank, to shop and to dine! Great restaurants are less than 2 short blocks away! The area’s newest attraction, the Don Gibson Theater is a short walk for entertainment. Enjoy classic movies, comedy and every genre of music at the Don Gibson.
Within walking distance:
- Don Gibson Theater
- Shelby City Park
- Earl Scruggs Center
- History & Heritage Walking Trails
- Cleveland County Arts Council
- Cleveland County Memorial Library
A short drive:
- Charlotte, NC – 43 mi.
- Columbia, SC – 135 mi.
- Spartanburg, SC – 38 mi.
- Greensboro, NC – 140 mi.
- Greenville, SC – 65 mi.
- Raleigh, NC – 210 mi.
- Asheville, NC – 74 mi.
- Myrtle Beach, SC – 220 mi.
- Hickory, NC – 40 mi.
- Charleston, SC – 250 mi.
- Morganton, NC – 40 mi.
- Atlanta, GA – 210 mi.