Historical Places in Greenville

Historical Places in Greenville

Since I was a child, I’ve been fascinated by architecture, history and real estate, and my job as a real estate agent has been a great way to combine all three interests.

One particular entity that I’ve found most intriguing lately is the National Register of Historic Places. According to its website, the National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate and protect America’s historic and archeological resources.

Digging a little deeper, I found that there are 81 properties and districts in Greenville County listed on the National Register. The city of Greenville is the location of 43 of these properties and districts, while the properties and districts in the remaining parts of the county are listed separately. Another 4 properties in Greenville were once listed, but have since been removed.

How many of these 43 properties and districts did you know were on the list? 

  1. Hugh Aiken House – 1 Parkside Drive
  2. Allen Temple A.M.E. Church – 109 Green Avenue
  3. American Cigar Factory  E. Court Street
  4. Fountain Fox Beattie House – N. Church Street
  5. Beth Israel Synagogue – 307 Townes Street
  6. Broad Margin – 9 W. Avondale Drive
  7. Brushy Creek – 327 Rice Street
  8. Carolina Supply Company – 35 W. Court Street
  9. Chamber of Commerce Building – 130 S. Main Street
  10. Christ Church (Episcopal) and Churchyard – 10 N. Church Street
  11. Davenport Apartments – 400-402 E. Washington Street
  12. T. Q. Donaldson House – 412 Crescent Avenue
  13. Downtown Baptist Church – 101 W. McBee Avenue
  14. Earle Town House – 107 James Street
  15. Col. Elias Earle Historic District – Earle, James, N. Main and Rutherford Streets
  16. East Park Historic District – Roughly bounded by East Park Avenue, Bennett Street, Harcourt Drive and Rowley Street
  17. First National Bank – 102 S. Main Street
  18. Gilfillin and Houston Building – 217-219 E. Washington Street
  19. Greenville County Courthouse – 130 S. Main Street
  20. Greenville Elks Lodge – 18 E. North Street
  21. Greenville Gas and Electric Light Company – 211 E. Broad Street
  22. Hampton-Pinckney Historic  District – Hampton Avenue and Pinckney Street between Butler Avenue and Lloyd Street, and Hudson Streets and Butler and Asbury Avenues
  23. Imperial Hotel – 201 W. Washington Street
  24. Isaqueena  (Gassaway Mansion) – 106 DuPont Drive
  25. Josiah Kilgore House – N. Church and Academy Streets
  26. Lanneau-Norwood House – 417 Belmont Avenue
  27. Mills Mill – Mills and Guess Streets
  28. E. W. Montgomery Cotton Warehouse – 806 Green Avenue
  29. Parker High School Auditorium – 900 Woodside Avenue
  30. Pettigru Historic District – Pettigru, Whitsett, Williams, Manly, E. Washington, Broadus, Toy and Boyce Streets
  31. Poinsett Hotel – 120 S. Main Street
  32. Reedy River Falls Historic Park and Greenway – Both banks of the Reedy River from the falls to Church Street; also roughly bounded by S. Main and Church Streets and Camperdown Way
  33. Reedy River Industrial District – Along the Reedy River between River Street and Camperdown Way
  34. Richland Cemetery – Hilly Street and Sunflower Street
  35. Springwood Cemetery – Main Street and Elford Street
  36. Stradley and Barr Dry Goods Store – 14 S. Main Street
  37. U. S. Post Office and Courthouse – 300 E. Washington Street
  38. John Wesley United Methodist Church – 101 E. Court Street
  39. West End Commercial Historic District – Roughly the junction of Pendleton, River, Augusta and S. Main Streets, and east along Main to Camperdown Way; also 631 S. Main Street
  40. Whitehall – 310 W. Earle Street
  41. William and Harriett Wilkins House – 105 Mills Avenue
  42. Working Benevolent Temple and Professional Building – Broad and Falls Streets
  43. C. Granville Wyche House – 2900 Augusta Road

For more information visit – National Register of Historic Places in Greenville, South Carolina

Hot New Local Resources for Home Décor

Hot New Local Resources for Home Décor

Looking for a unique piece of vintage furniture, a cool piece of art, or an ornate Turkish rug? Then read along for two of my favorite resources for just about anything for your home!


New or Vintage? Either Way, ATH Interiors Has You Covered

ATH Interiors is a unique boutique in downtown Greenville offering a combination of styles and products including new lines, as well as upscale vintage furniture and home decor. Modeled after shops in Charlotte and Charleston, ATH Interiors carries new and vintage barware, furniture, lighting, original artwork from local artists, fine linens, pillows, mirrors, and to the trade wallpaper and fabric. In addition to a store front, owner Amanda Harrison also provides interior design consultation. ATH Interiors is located at 7 West Stone Avenue.


The New “It Girl” for Turkish Rugs

Entrepreneur Kathryn Miller recently launched Knotted, a local purveyor of fabulous antique and vintage Oushak Turkish rugs directly from Turkey and they are selling like hotcakes. Follow her on Instagram for daily postings of new rugs and pop-up shops…just make sure to have your notifications turned on for new posts as these rugs sell in a flash!


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Five Beautiful Home Décor Blogs to Follow

Five Beautiful Home Décor Blogs to Follow

Are you in need of a little home décor inspiration? Maybe you’re getting ready to flip a property, demo a bathroom or your living room just needs a little revamping. I’ve scoured the Internet over to find the best home décor blogs that provide insight into everything from redecorating an entire property to picking the perfect kitchen countertop. Check out my recommendations below for the top five Home Décor blogs you need to be following:


Waiting on Martha: This Atlanta based blogger focuses on fun, bright, southern styling. This is a great blog if you’re looking to modernize your home décor and add some trendy pieces. You can directly purchase items that you see in posts to get the look. Favorite Feature: The home décor blog features a series on the “One Room Challenge”, dedicated to transforming just a single space in a residence.


Paula Rallis: A local favorite! While Paula essentially runs a lifestyle blog, her insight on interiors is spot on. She emulates sleek southern style at its finest. Favorite Feature: Rallis and her husband have a home flipping business and feature several of their flips on her blog.


Huff Harrington Home: Based out of Atlanta, Georgia, the dynamic duo this is Ann Huff and Meg Harrington are admitted Francophiles and Southern Belles. Their home décor and art blog is inspired by trendy French Country and of course, our country. Favorite Feature: The blog’s designer profile highlights local interior designers and their personal style and favorite décor tips.


City Farmhouse: Focusing specifically on the home and all it encompasses, this blog follows the ins and outs of a young couple’s dream home. This blog specializes in modern (you guessed it) farmhouse décor that is both functional and stylish. Favorite Feature: Easy, DIY projects with simple fixes that can help to elevate an entire space.


My Sweet Savannah Blog: Where rustic meets sophisticated this home décor blog is dedicated to the chic, Southern style made popular by the hit HGTV show, Fixer Upper. Melanie’s authentic style repurposes pieces with a vintage look for a comfortable, inviting style. Favorite Feature: This blog provides a lot of inspiration on how to incorporate thrift shop or vintage finds into your existing décor.