For many years, what is now Main Street was the Old State Road, a main thoroughfare. Completed by 1818, it connected Charleston with western North Carolina and Tennessee. For at least a hundred years, this was a stopping point for livestock drivers coming from the north down.
Mostello Street: 1898 and 1904
1898 and 1904 Sanford Fire maps list as "Mostello"
Broad Street: 1911
1911 Sanford Fire map reads "Broad (Mostello)."
The reasoning is clear when you look back at the 1898 map; at that time S. Main is listed as 45’ wide, while Mostello is listed as 105’ wide (though there is a well and horse shed in that span).
Mostello Street: 1922
1922 Sanford Fire map reads "Mostello (Broad)." Maybe the name Broad didn’t stick?