Timing and location of the hotel could not have been better. Within a few years, one of America’s largest events, The Textile Exposition, came to town with thousands upon thousands of people visiting and needing a bed.
Early colonists copied the British love and custom for afternoon tea, though all of the leaves were imported.
The city’s first vineyard was started by the Garrauxs, a Swiss immigrant family of 11, who planted about 1 ½ acres of grapes just over a mile from downtown Greenville.
Today Greenvillians are familiar with the Simpsonville area called Five Forks, where Batesville, Scuffletown, South Bennettsville and Five Forks roads all intersect near each other. The name Five Points will be much less familiar to locals, but it was once a primary downtown destination.
By the mid-1850s, the county’s population of 20,000 had outgrown the capacity of Mills’ courthouse, and new buildings were going up all over the city.
The charming brick building on the southeast corner of Court Square has seen much of Greenville’s history pass before its front doors — even the Civil War.
The Kilgore-Lewis home is significant for the antebellum period it represents in addition to its own architectural identity.
If you asked many Europeans and art aficionados where Michelangelo found the marble that he used in all his famous statues (e.g., the David or Pieta), they would quickly tell…
By August of that 1882, the Huguenot Mill, Greenville’s third mill on the downtown stretch of the Reedy River, was up and running.
By John M. Nolan There are many factors that may contribute to a city being considered “modern.” Often when styles of fashion, art and advanced technology embrace present trends, the…
The evolution of the primary Reedy River crossing is worthy of reflection.