On April 20, 1978, The Breeden Inn Bed and Breakfast property, located at 404 East Main Street, was selected to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places as one of many key structures contributing to the character of the Bennettsville Historic District. The South Carolina Department of Archives and History describes the home as follows:
Beaux Arts style, leaded glass transom and sidelights. Semi-circular two-story porch with large Ionic columns.
The S.C. Department of Archives and History describes Bennettsville as having numerous excellent examples of residential architecture dating from the mid-19th to early 20th Century. The earliest notable example of residential architecture is the Jennings –Brown House, a circa 1826 upcountry farmhouse style structure. Exemplifying the Greek Revival mode which followed are “Magnolia” and the D.D. McColl House. The Queen Anne style is represented by several notable examples.
The later Beaux Arts style is equally well-represented by 404 East Main St., 400 West Main St. and 503 West Main St.
Today, Bennettsville’s appearance is primarily that of a turn-of- the-century town. Although there are several structures from the earlier settlement of the town, the majority of the residential and commercial structures are of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.