Freshwater Coast Community Foundation

Mt. Carmel: McAllister’s Home Furnishings & More

Aug 15, 2018 10:12 am | Melissa Billey

Melissa Billey, Project Manager – melissa.a.billey@gmail.com

August 15, 2018

MT. CARMEL — Where can you go to find beautiful furniture and home furnishings?  McAllister’s Home Furnishings & More in Mt. Carmel, South Carolina.  Where can you go to learn about the history of the Mt. Carmel area?  McAllister’s Home Furnishings & More in Mt. Carmel, South Carolina.  Whether you are looking for a new living room suit, a new dining room table, or some decorations to finish off a room; McAllister’s Home Furnishings & More has it.

Recently, I was lucky enough to get the chance to sit down with Wes McAllister and speak to him about his family’s business and the area that they call home.  Amazingly, McAllister’s Home Furnishings & More has been passed down through four generation of the McAllister Family.  That is a huge accomplishment for a business to be around 130 years.  That is a good indicator that what they are doing at their business is working.

The buildings on the property site have a wonderful history in themselves.  The main building for McAllister’s Furnishings & More was originally the Pharmacy in Mt. Carmel.  Right next to the Pharmacy was the building where you could rent mules; this became the livery stables at a later date.  Located across the street is the building that housed the bank for the town.  At the rear of the property is where the railroad brought in the goods by train to the town.  Amazing piece of history for this town.  The buildings still have their charm; and as you walk through them shopping and admiring the furniture, you can envision the history inside each building.

McAllister’s Home Furnishings & More is open Monday through Friday, 10:00AM-5:00PM, closed Wednesdays and Sundays, and open Saturday from 10:00AM-1:00PM.  You may contact McAllister’s Home Furnishings & More to set up an appointment that would be more convenient for you by calling or emailing.  Please visit their website at www.mcallistershomefurnishings.com for more information.