Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Officers Open Mess

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Location: at the intersection of Myers Ave and Emmens Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC
County: Horry
Coordinates: N 33° 39.714    W 078° 56.782
  33.6619    -78.94636666


Officers Open Mess

This is the site of the former Officers Open Mess, building 124, constructed in 1956. The Officers Open Mess was located near the Officers Billeting Quarters and the Base Family Housing Complex.

The building was complete with a restaurant and lounge, with four smaller bars, a ballroom and four distinctive formal or semi-formal eating areas.

The club featured a spacious ballroom, a large and attractively decorated dining room, a casual bar, a formal bar and private rooms for special parties or other activities. Membership was available to active duty and retired military officers and Civil Service employees.

The building is now a part of the Horry-Georgetown Technical College complex.