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Friday, September 4, 2015


If you're a recent newcomer to the Myrtle Beach area, you may not realize that the F.G. Burroughs-S.B. Chapin Art Museum wasn't built its current location on South Ocean Boulevard.  Instead, the large, wood-framed structure began life as the Cannon Beach House a considerable distance away.  Built in 1924 at 5429 North Ocean Boulevard, the original home of Eugene and Emma Cannon was next door to the Ocean Forest Hotel.  The Cannons sold it to Colonel Elliot Springs in the 1940s, whose family renamed it Springmaid Villa.  The Springs family and company executives enjoyed the home for the next 30 years, until it changed hands again and essentially was abandoned.  Local artist Gaye Fisher, then president of the Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild, was determined to resurrect the villa as an art museum.  In the spring of 1984, the entire house was raised off its foundation and trucked eight miles south to its current home.  After another 13 years of work and fund-raising, the 10,000 square foot art museum opened to the public in June 1997.










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