A renovated 25,000 square foot Denmark High School is an idea whose time has come. The character of the building, the historical significance, and the location on The Heritage Corridor positions the old structure as a perfect match for the expanded emphasis on tourism in the rural areas of South Carolina. Situated in the heart of Denmark, South Carolina, the property fronts on Highway 321 and is very visible and accessible from Highway 78. The spacious building and grounds is within a short walking distance from Jim Harrison Gallery, Caroline's Antique Collection, Martha's Collectibles, Brooker's Gifts and the entire downtown area.
It is very clear that the commercial success of Denmark High School is dependent first on the establishment of a restaurant. The spacious halls and classrooms adjacent to the restaurant area with the old school house character is ideal for an antique-craft mall area. The through traffic on Highways 321 and 78 provides more than adequate opportunity for a stable family style luncheon business. Denmark is rapidly becoming a destination spot for day tours from surrounding metropolitan areas, and the travel tour group industry is constantly searching for such a meal-shopping stop over location.
Denmark High School is eligible for listing on The Historic Register and the application process has been completed. The historical significance of the building and the commercial use will be merged together in a theme built around an old school house atmosphere and character. It is planned to not only display local school history and memorabilia, but to make Denmark High School a significant historical showcase example of small town rural education during the 1920 to 1960 era.