National Register of Historic Places listings in Greenville, South Carolina
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Greenville, South Carolina.
This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. The locations of National Register properties and districts for which the latitude and longitude coordinates are included below, may be seen in a map.
There are 72 properties and districts listed on the National Register in Greenville County. The city of Greenville is the location of 39 of these properties and districts; they are listed here, while the 33 properties and districts in the remaining parts of the county are listed separately. Another 4 properties in Greenville were once listed but have been removed.
|||Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Location||City or town||Summary|
|1||Hugh Aiken House||
|1 Parkside Dr.
|2||Allen Temple A.M.E. Church||
|109 Green Ave. at junction with S. Markley St.
||Allen Temple Church (A.M.E) was founded in 1876, during the Reconstruction Era, and was the only church during that time period where slaves could worship freely. Rutherford B. Hayes traveled to South Carolina and delivered a speech at Allen Temple Church in hopes that he’d win the votes of African Americans. Other presidential candidates have given speeches at Allen Temple, including President Barack Obama|
|3||American Cigar Factory||
|E. Ct. St.
||The American cigar factory was built in 1902 by James B. Duke to make cigars for the southern states. When the factory was built they hired 150 women to work there. The building is now used as Devereax’s Restaurant.|
|4||Fountain Fox Beattie House||
|N. Church St.
|9 W. Avondale Dr.
|327 Rice St.
|7||Carolina Supply Company||
|35 W. Court St.
||The Carolina Supply Company was built by J.E. Sirrine to supply mills with equipment and manufactured goods. The company is built in a utilitarian renaissance revival design. The building now houses Wells Fargo Bank.|
|8||Chamber of Commerce Building||
|130 S. Main St.
||The chamber of commerce building was built in 1925; it is one of the first sky scrapers built in Greenville.|
|9||Christ Church (Episcopal) and Churchyard||
|10 N. Church St.
||Christ Church was founded by Reverend Rodolphus Dickerson, who established the St. James Mission in Greenville. The planning for the Episcopalian church was done by Joel Pansett, and the first Cornerstone was laid on September 15, 1825. The property includes a large cemetery, with gravestones dating back to the late 1700s and 1800s.|
|400-402 E. Washington St.
||The Davenport apartments were built in 1914 by G.D. Davenport. This was the first apartment building in the city. Today the company Love Thornton and Arnold Thompson own some apartments in this building.|
|11||T.Q. Donaldson House||
|412 Crescent Ave.
||The T.Q. Donaldson House was built by William Williams for Thomas Q. Donaldson, a lawyer and member of the South Carolina Senate from Greenville County from 1872-1876. The house was originally built as a one and a half story house; soon after the original construcion, a second story was added.|
|12||Downtown Baptist Church||
|101 W. McBee Ave.
||In 1854, the First Baptist Church formed a building committee to construct a new church. The congregation hired Samuel Sloan as an architect, and the Downtown Baptist Church was built in 1858. The church is a Greek revival structure.|
|13||Earle Towne House||
|107 James St.
||The Earle Towne House is believed to have been built by 1810. It was originally a plantation home owned by Elias T. Earle, a South Carolina state senator and a U.S. Congressman. The Earle family moved to South Carolina from Virginia after the Revolutionary War. Mr. Earle harvested cotton and silk on his plantation. During the War of 1812, Earle manufactured guns at his home to support the war effort. Another notable man that lived in the Earle Towne House was Joseph Haynsworth Earle, a state senator and a renowned judge.|
|14||Col. Elias Earle Historic District||
|Earle, James, N. Main, and Rutherford Sts.
|15||East Park Historic District||
|Roughly bounded by East Park Ave., Bennett St., Harcourt Dr., and Rowley St.
|16||First National Bank||
|102 S. Main St.
||The First National Bank was the first bank in South Carolina. The First National Bank built in 1905, and enlarged in 1952.|
|17||Gilfillin and Houston Building||
|217-219 E. Washington St.
|18||Greenville County Courthouse||
|130 S. Main St.
||The Greenville County Courthouse was built in 1918 by Robert Mill. It is a Beaux Arts structure clad with terra cotta.|
|19||Greenville Gas and Electric Light Company||
|211 E. Broad St.
|20||Hampton-Pinckney Historic District||
|Hampton Ave. and Pinckney St. between Butler Ave. and Lloyd St.; also Hampton, Lloyd, and Hudson Sts. and Butler and Asbury Aves.
||Second set of boundaries represents a boundary increase of July 1, 1982|
|201 W. Washington St.
||The imperial hotel was the first known hotel in Greenville. It was built by Joseph G. Cunningham and Frank Harrison. This establishment is still used as a nursing home for disabled people 55 and over.|
|106 DuPont Dr.
||Also known as the Gassaway Mansion, the forty-room house (built 1919-24) is a blend of Neo-Gothic and Neo-Classical elements.|
|23||Josiah Kilgore House||
|N. Church and Academy Sts.
|417 Belmont Ave.
|Mills and Guess Sts.
||Mills Mill was built by Otis Prentiss Mills to make textiles such as fine cotton sheeting, twills, and satins. In the 2000s the mill was repurposed into condominiums.|
|26||E. W. Montgomery Cotton Warehouse||
|806 Green Ave.
||The E. W. Montgomery Cotton Warehouse was built in the late 1920’s and 1930’s by Edmund Warren Montgomery. The Cotton Warehouse closed in 1933, and was transformed into apartments in the 1980’s.
|27||Parker High School Auditorium||
|900 Woodside Ave.
|28||Pettigru Street Historic District||
|Pettigru, Whitsett, Williams, Manly, E. Washington, Broadus, Toy, and Boyce Sts.
||The Pettigru Street Historic District, located just to the east of downtown Greenville, was built between 1890 and 1930, with the majority of construction from 1910 to 1930. The district was originally created to serve as an estate for successful figures of wealth, such as businessmen and mill owners. Famous for its old English architectural styles, such as the Bungalow, Queen Anne, and Victorian homes, along with the beautiful trees lined along the road, this region is a common attraction for potential homeowners or visitors.|
|120 S. Main St.
||The Westin Poinsett Hotel, named after Joel R. Poinsett, the Secretary of War under Millard Fillmore, was one of the first skyscrapers to be built in Greenville. It was designed by New York architect William L. Stoddard and constructed by the J. E. Sirrine Company of Greenville. The overall cost to ready the hotel to be opened was 1.5 million dollars. The Poinsett opened on June 20, 1925.|
|30||Reedy River Falls Historic Park and Greenway||
|Both banks of the Reedy River from the falls to Church St.; also roughly bounded by S. Main and Church Sts. and Camperdown Way
||In the 1770s, Richard Pearis, a Virginian Indian trader, settled at the falls of the Reedy River with his family and twelve slaves. Pearis built a grist mill, sawmill, a home, a store stocked with Indian goods, smokehouse, stables, and blacksmith shop and slave quarters. After being owned by some other families, the property was sold to Vardry McBee in 1815. He began the development of the town of Pleasantburg, which in 1831 changed its name to Greenville.|
|31||Reedy River Industrial District||
|Along the Reedy River between River St. and Camperdown Way
|Hilly St. and Sunflower St.
||The Richland Cemetery was built due to the idea of Ana Butler. She decided that the area was a perfect place to hold a grave yard. She placed it in the center of an African American community. Also many famous Africans Americans are laid to rest here which is one reason why this is such a historical site.|
|Main St. and Elford St.
||Springwood cemetery is the final resting ground for some of Greenville’s greatest names. Springwood was once a garden to the Thompson family, and was where Elizabeth Williams Thompson requested to be buried. Even now with it’s 10,000 plus graves it is known for its beauty.|
|34||Stradley and Barr Dry Goods Store||
|14 S. Main St.
|35||John Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church||
|101 E. Court St.
|36||West End Commercial Historic District||
|Roughly the junction of Pendleton, River, Augusta, and S. Main Sts. and east along Main to Camperdown Way; also 631 S. Main St.
||631 S. Main represents a boundary increase of May 29, 1998|
|310 W. Earle St.
||Whitehall is one of Greenville’s oldest residences. It was built by Henry Middleton in 1813 and served as Middleton’s summer home until 1820. Middleton’s father, Arthur Middleton was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, president of Continental Congress, a US Senator, and a member of the SC House of Representatives. In 1820 Whitehall was sold to George Washington Earle, son of Elias T. Earle.|
|38||Working Benevolent Temple and Professional Building||
|Broad and Fall Sts.
|39||C. Granville Wyche House||
|2900 Augusta Rd.
|||Name on the Register||Image||Date listed/removed||Location||City or town||Summary|
(Ref. # missing)
|1500 Poinsett Highway
||Moved to Furman University|
|2||Greenville City Hall||
|Main and Broad Streets
||Demolished in 1972.|
|3||Old Textile Hall||
|322 West Washington Street
|319 Grove Rd.
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- The latitude and longitude information provided in this table was derived originally from the National Register Information System, which has been found to be fairly accurate for about 99% of listings. For about 1% of NRIS original coordinates, experience has shown that one or both coordinates are typos or otherwise extremely far off; some corrections may have been made. A more subtle problem causes many locations to be off by up to 150 yards, depending on location in the country: most NRIS coordinates were derived from tracing out latitude and longitudes off of USGS topographical quadrant maps created under the North American Datum of 1927, which differs from the current, highly accurate WGS84 GPS system used by most on-line maps. Chicago is about right, but NRIS longitudes in Washington are higher by about 4.5 seconds, and are lower by about 2.0 seconds in Maine. Latitudes differ by about 1.0 second in Florida. Some locations in this table may have been corrected to current GPS standards.
- "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on March 7, 2014.
- Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.