National Bean Market Museum

Originally built in 1936 by the Public Works Administration (PWA) as part of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “New Deal,” the concept for the National Bean Market Museum was to create elevated flanking wings and transform the building into a multifunctional public gathering space. Renovations included ADA accessible areas, a restroom expansion, catering kitchen, several energy conserving systems, a mechanical geothermal well system, and new HVAC, fire protection and electrical system upgrades.

Known as the world’s largest truck auction of green beans, the new National Bean Market Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is LEED certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, and is part of a large scale initiative to redesign and highlight cultural and historical attractions in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina.

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Lake City Partnership Council


Lake City, South Carolina

Project Size

12,000 Gross Square Feet


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