CREATE Conway is located in the historic Mayfair community of Conway, SC at 708 12th Ave. Located in the historic Creel Oil building, now occupied by Conway Glass, the location also includes a gallery, glass blowing studio, stained glass studio, fiber studio, and a dye studio.
The historic Mayfair community consists of approximately seven World War II-era industrial buildings along the former railroad tracks at present-day Lakeside Drive in Conway, South Carolina. Former businesses here included Stilley Plywood, H.P. Little’s brick manufacturing plant, Aberdeen Manufacturing Company, McIver-Shaw Lumber Company, Horry County Ice Company and the Creel Oil and Gas Company.
During the World War II era, the concentration of industrial buildings in the Mayfair neighborhood spurred the development of small workers cottages. The houses are generally one-story, frame construction and Minimal Traditional in style with a projecting front gable and little or no detailing; on the opposite side of the railroad tracks the homes are larger in scale and are composed of a variety of styles.
The neighborhood along Lakeland Drive, Twelfth Avenue, and Sherwood Drive evolved from several different eras, construction here began in the late 1930s and continued to the 1970s; the area is also known as Lakeland, Midland, and Sherwood Forest. The homes here are primarily brick veneer and tend to be one-story in height.
In terms of local businesses, Conway Glass is a local glass blowing studio, fiber studio, dye studio, stained glass studio, and glass shop and is located in the former Creel Oil and Gas Company building. This building at 708 12th Avenue also houses the offices of Create! Conway (www.createconway.org) and Conway Cultural Development Corporation (www.conwayculture.org).