Greenville County Historic Preservation Commission

Greenville County Historic Preservation Commission County Council formed the Historic Preservation Commission, whose mission is striving to protect, preserve, and enhance the distinctive architectural and cultural heritage of Greenville County as established by the Historic Preservation ordinance
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Blythe Goodwin Hagood house 2006Photos - stabilization
11/16/2016

Blythe Goodwin Hagood house 2006
Photos - stabilization

The Wilkins House Restoration project is in its final phases of completion.  Amazing to have a old building like this st...
10/29/2016

The Wilkins House Restoration project is in its final phases of completion. Amazing to have a old building like this still standing in downtown Greenville

The Hite early settlement Historic Marker has been repaired and installed back in Greer.   Many thanks to Hilltop 137 fo...
10/28/2016

The Hite early settlement Historic Marker has been repaired and installed back in Greer. Many thanks to Hilltop 137 for repairing this Highway Marker!!!

On March 10th Greenville county Historic Commission sponsor a workshop on Cemetery maintenance, research and property ri...
03/13/2016

On March 10th Greenville county Historic Commission sponsor a workshop on Cemetery maintenance, research and property rights
Special speaker Jason Harpe share information on family and church cemetery care

Please look for the next county workshop in May. Details to follow

Greenville County 71 S C Historic Highway Marker For Simpsonville Methodist Church.   100 years anniversary celebration ...
03/13/2016

Greenville County 71 S C Historic Highway Marker
For Simpsonville Methodist Church. 100 years anniversary celebration this week in down town Simpsonville off Main Street!

The old ruins of the 1820's Tullyton house near Ware Shoals.  This is a testimony to the family and their stewardship to...
05/19/2015

The old ruins of the 1820's Tullyton house near Ware Shoals. This is a testimony to the family and their stewardship to help preserve our county's heritage. These hand made brick walls might be in disrepair but what a opportunity to help show what incredible buildings we once had in the upstate of SC.

Arthur Barnwell House.  This wonderful 1880 Queen Anne Style has was stood on the hill overlooking the Enoree River and ...
05/19/2015

Arthur Barnwell House. This wonderful 1880 Queen Anne Style has was stood on the hill overlooking the Enoree River and Pelham mill. This house was razed in 2012. How can we as Greenville county citizens education the people to help us preserve our heritage and keep these county resources from being lost to history

Brandon Mill in West Greenville is finding new life.  Check out the reopen window slots on this elevation of the old mil...
04/18/2015

Brandon Mill in West Greenville is finding new life. Check out the reopen window slots on this elevation of the old mill. Good things ahead for this old property. Stay tuned!

Remember When:     Previous downtown Landmarks located in Greenville SC  where people would celebrate the New Year in th...
01/01/2015

Remember When: Previous downtown Landmarks located in Greenville SC where people would celebrate the New Year in the early 1920's to 1960's. The old Ottaray Hotel (Off North Main and College St) and the Textile Hall ( Off Academy St next to Saint Mary Church) were two places to have large and special events back then. Tells us about other Landmark locations in downtown Greenville that you remember..... that no longer exist....

Old Beattie house off Church Street in downtown Greenville. This beautiful old 1830's Italianate style home has been on ...
12/12/2014

Old Beattie house off Church Street in downtown Greenville. This beautiful old 1830's Italianate style home has been on the move since 1950's (moved for downtown development). Currently under the ownership of the City of Greenville Park and Rec Department, the property is in need of new ownership and the City of Greenville needs your help. On the latest news for the future plans for this incredible old house, go to the City of Greenville website for info on public meeting and community support.

Can you tell what part of downtown Greenville this is?    Main Street?   Coffee St?
12/07/2014

Can you tell what part of downtown Greenville this is? Main Street? Coffee St?

Floods and Rivers in Greenville County have been in the news for several days this month.  This old photo of the Reedy R...
07/12/2013

Floods and Rivers in Greenville County have been in the news for several days this month. This old photo of the Reedy River in Downtown Greenville is a reminder of how things can change in a "blink of an eye" over time.

"Park Hero" program with the Greenville Rec District helping clean mortar off the old bricks on the Pelham Mill office n...
07/03/2013

"Park Hero" program with the Greenville Rec District helping clean mortar off the old bricks on the Pelham Mill office near Hwy 14 and the Enoree River. Ty Houck said "they all chips off the old block" when it comes to preservation and community service!

Kilgore Descendant William Kilgore and his daughter attend the Old Pilgrim Baptist Church 145 year celebration.  Kilgore...
06/26/2013

Kilgore Descendant William Kilgore and his daughter attend the Old Pilgrim Baptist Church 145 year celebration. Kilgore family gave the land to the church back in 1867 to build the first church. Greenville County Council person Mrs Norris speaks about the wonderful history of Old Pilgrim Baptist.

Check out this photo (1960's) of downtown Greenville at the corner of Broad St and South Main St.   Now take a mental ph...
06/05/2013

Check out this photo (1960's) of downtown Greenville at the corner of Broad St and South Main St. Now take a mental photo of this city block where the old city hall building was stood and see if any of the 9 buildings from the early 1900's (from the photo) still exist in 2013?

Postcard photo of Greenville's past.  In 1925 the Poinsett Hotel was the place to be for social events and visitors to s...
06/01/2013

Postcard photo of Greenville's past. In 1925 the Poinsett Hotel was the place to be for social events and visitors to stay in downtown Greenville. The roaring 20's...

With Memorial Day weekend coming up, remember to take the time to THANK a military soldier or vet for their service to o...
05/22/2013

With Memorial Day weekend coming up, remember to take the time to THANK a military soldier or vet for their service to our country both past and present! They are AWESOME!

Check out the new Log cabin kit at Roper Mountain Science Center Living History Farm next month in June.  Dana Darling w...
05/21/2013

Check out the new Log cabin kit at Roper Mountain Science Center Living History Farm next month in June. Dana Darling with the help of Jared Pierce have a full size model for kids of all ages to assemble this summer on the farm. Check out the Living History Farm at Roper Mountain Facebook for more details.

During Preservation month (May 2013) in the upstate of SC, different organizations are celebrating and having programs t...
05/20/2013

During Preservation month (May 2013) in the upstate of SC, different organizations are celebrating and having programs to teach about historic preservation, archives, oral history and many other activities.

During Preservation month (May 2013) in the upstate of SC, different organizations are celebrating and having programs to teach about historic preservation, archives, oral history and many other activities.

HOG day at the Oakland House (aka YMCA Hollingsworth Outdoor Center) near Simpsonville SC.  This Saturday over 100 volun...
05/06/2013

HOG day at the Oakland House (aka YMCA Hollingsworth Outdoor Center) near Simpsonville SC. This Saturday over 100 volunteers from LEAD Academy (Charter school) helped clean out the old log cabin barn, pathways, outbuildings and surrounding area (20 acres). A Historic Sites bringing people together through community service. Good stuff!

How many cemeteries in Greenville county can you count near your house?  In the coming week, we want to share informatio...
05/04/2013

How many cemeteries in Greenville county can you count near your house? In the coming week, we want to share information on how to clean up and maintain your local graveyard. Stay tune..

Photo from today's Fork Shoals Antique Tractor show in lower Greenville County at the Elementary School in Fork Shoals. ...
04/27/2013

Photo from today's Fork Shoals Antique Tractor show in lower Greenville County at the Elementary School in Fork Shoals. In the coming weeks, take a look at your local community calendar and see what local heritage or traditional events going on in your back yard. Help your kids learn more about old farming equipment or methods back in the day.

Nice old view of the Furman College campus before it moved in 1958.
04/27/2013

Nice old view of the Furman College campus before it moved in 1958.

Remember all the old houses from Church street over to Hampton- Pinckney neighborhood.  Can you remember where this hous...
04/25/2013

Remember all the old houses from Church street over to Hampton- Pinckney neighborhood. Can you remember where this house was located back in the 1930's?

Vardry McBee donated land for four downtown churches between 1825 and 1846....Christ Church Episcopal, Buncombe Street U...
03/24/2013

Vardry McBee donated land for four downtown churches between 1825 and 1846....Christ Church Episcopal, Buncombe Street United Methodist, First Presbyterian and First Baptist. In 1876 Vardry McBee's son donated 2 acres for St Mary's. First Baptist was at the bottom of Church Street, just down the hill from Washington St before the Church Street bridge was built. Buncombe Street UMC, then known as Greenville Methodist Episcopal Church was originally located at the Southwest corner of East Coffee Street across from Christ Church before it moved to its current location at Buncombe Street. St Mary's was originally at the corner of Hampton Ave and LLoyd Street before moving to its current location.

Vardry McBee donated land for four downtown churches between 1825 and 1846....Christ Church Episcopal, Buncombe Street United Methodist, First Presbyterian and First Baptist. In 1876 Vardry McBee's son donated 2 acres for St Mary's. First Baptist was at the bottom of Church Street, just down the hill from Washington St before the Church Street bridge was built. Buncombe Street UMC, then known as Greenville Methodist Episcopal Church was originally located at the Southwest corner of East Coffee Street across from Christ Church before it moved to its current location at Buncombe Street. St Mary's was originally at the corner of Hampton Ave and LLoyd Street before moving to its current location.

03/22/2013

What year did Furman University move from Downtown Greenville to the Traveler's Rest area?

Downtown Greenville at one time had a fire station very 5 blocks according to the City Sanborn Insurance maps.  Where do...
03/14/2013

Downtown Greenville at one time had a fire station very 5 blocks according to the City Sanborn Insurance maps. Where do you think this Fire Station in the 1917 photo was located in downtown Greenville?

What old Greenville school did you or family go to?
03/11/2013

What old Greenville school did you or family go to?

What old Greenville school did you or family go to?

03/09/2013

Does anyone like cornbread. Then please visit the longest working grist mill in SC. Suber Mill in located near Greer off Hwy 29 on Suber mill road. What old grist mill is near your house in Greenville county?

Does anyone like cornbread.  Then please visit the longest working grist mill in SC.  Suber Mill in located near Greer o...
03/09/2013

Does anyone like cornbread. Then please visit the longest working grist mill in SC. Suber Mill in located near Greer off Hwy 29 on Suber mill road. What old grist mill is near your house in Greenville county?

Back in 1925, the new Poinsett Hotel was constructed next to the old county courthouse on Main Street.  Can anyone tell ...
03/06/2013

Back in 1925, the new Poinsett Hotel was constructed next to the old county courthouse on Main Street. Can anyone tell me what building was on this site before this hotel was build in Downtown Greenville?

Ariel (postcard) view of downtown Greenville from the 1950's.  Notice the railroad yards on both sides of the city.  Whe...
03/04/2013

Ariel (postcard) view of downtown Greenville from the 1950's. Notice the railroad yards on both sides of the city. Where is there now??

This postcard photo is the Sanitary Cafe off Washington Street in Downtown Greenville.  What year do you think this phot...
03/02/2013

This postcard photo is the Sanitary Cafe off Washington Street in Downtown Greenville. What year do you think this photo was taken?

1917 photo of Camp Sevier in Greenville.  This site was location right off Hwy 29 (Wade Hampton Blvd).  Can anyone tell ...
03/01/2013

1917 photo of Camp Sevier in Greenville. This site was location right off Hwy 29 (Wade Hampton Blvd). Can anyone tell us the exact location?

Old postcard view of downtown Greenville on Main Street before 1920.  What do you recognize from this early photo of Gre...
02/26/2013

Old postcard view of downtown Greenville on Main Street before 1920. What do you recognize from this early photo of Greenville?

02/26/2013

Someone sent us a very nice old photo of what we think is the Brushy Creek Baptist Church in Greenville County. Question for any Brushy Creek Baptist Alumni, can someone confirm this old photo is Brush Creek Baptist Church from the past century.

Someone sent us a very nice old photo of what we think is the Brushy Creek Baptist Church in Greenville County.  Questio...
02/26/2013

Someone sent us a very nice old photo of what we think is the Brushy Creek Baptist Church in Greenville County. Question for any Brushy Creek Baptist Alumni, can someone confirm this old photo is Brush Creek Baptist Church from the past century.

Can you find your favorite town or local community on this Greenville County map from 1895?
02/25/2013

Can you find your favorite town or local community on this Greenville County map from 1895?

Here is a wonderful old photo of the Ottaray Hotel from Greenville.  The word "Ottaray" is suppose to be an native ameri...
02/22/2013

Here is a wonderful old photo of the Ottaray Hotel from Greenville. The word "Ottaray" is suppose to be an native american term for" Top of the Hill." Can you tell me where this hotel use to stand in Greenville before it was razed?

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Greenville, SC
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The Millwalk at the Textile Heritage Park contains alcoves with histories of 14 local mills.
Does any one know if there were older graves discovered on the Hartness property during their development phase ?