National Register of Historic Places listings in Greenville, South Carolina

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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.[1]

There are 74 properties and districts listed on the National Register in Greenville County. The city of Greenville is the location of 40 of these properties and districts; they are listed here, while the 34 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.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted December 24, 2014.[2]


Current listings[edit]

[3] Name on the Register[4] Image Date listed[5] Location City or town Description
1 Hugh Aiken House
Hugh Aiken House
April 11, 2003
(#03000207)
1 Parkside Dr.
34°52′36″N 82°23′26″W / 34.876667°N 82.390556°W / 34.876667; -82.390556 (Hugh Aiken House)
2 Allen Temple A.M.E. Church
Allen Temple A.M.E. Church
April 16, 2010
(#08000748)
109 Green Ave. at junction with S. Markley St.
34°50′30″N 82°24′33″W / 34.8416°N 82.4091°W / 34.8416; -82.4091 (Allen Temple A.M.E. Church)
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
American Cigar Factory
July 1, 1982
(#82003853)
E. Ct. St.
34°50′54″N 82°23′56″W / 34.848333°N 82.398889°W / 34.848333; -82.398889 (American Cigar Factory)
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 an east coast office for Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd.
4 Fountain Fox Beattie House
Fountain Fox Beattie House
October 9, 1974
(#74001859)
N. Church St.
34°51′10″N 82°23′40″W / 34.852778°N 82.394444°W / 34.852778; -82.394444 (Fountain Fox Beattie House)
5 Broad Margin
Broad Margin
December 8, 1978
(#78002513)
9 W. Avondale Dr.
34°52′23″N 82°23′26″W / 34.873056°N 82.390556°W / 34.873056; -82.390556 (Broad Margin)
6 Brushy Creek Upload image
October 6, 1999
(#99000102)
327 Rice St.
34°48′35″N 82°23′30″W / 34.809722°N 82.391667°W / 34.809722; -82.391667 (Brushy Creek)
7 Carolina Supply Company
Carolina Supply Company
July 3, 1997
(#97000743)
35 W. Court St.
34°50′55″N 82°24′05″W / 34.848611°N 82.401389°W / 34.848611; -82.401389 (Carolina Supply Company)
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
Chamber of Commerce Building
July 1, 1982
(#82003854)
130 S. Main St.
34°50′53″N 82°24′00″W / 34.848056°N 82.4°W / 34.848056; -82.4 (Chamber of Commerce Building)
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
Christ Church (Episcopal) and Churchyard
May 6, 1971
(#71000784)
10 N. Church St.
34°51′03″N 82°23′40″W / 34.850833°N 82.394444°W / 34.850833; -82.394444 (Christ Church (Episcopal) and Churchyard)
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.
10 Davenport Apartments
Davenport Apartments
July 1, 1982
(#82003855)
400-402 E. Washington St.
34°50′57″N 82°23′44″W / 34.849167°N 82.395556°W / 34.849167; -82.395556 (Davenport Apartments)
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
T.Q. Donaldson House
September 4, 1980
(#80003671)
412 Crescent Ave.
34°49′54″N 82°23′43″W / 34.831667°N 82.395278°W / 34.831667; -82.395278 (T.Q. Donaldson House)
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 construction, a second story was added.
12 Downtown Baptist Church
Downtown Baptist Church
August 16, 1977
(#77001225)
101 W. McBee Ave.
34°51′09″N 82°24′09″W / 34.8525°N 82.4025°W / 34.8525; -82.4025 (Downtown Baptist Church)
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 Town House
Earle Town House
August 5, 1969
(#69000167)
107 James St.
34°51′49″N 82°24′24″W / 34.863611°N 82.406667°W / 34.863611; -82.406667 (Earle Town House)
The house, once believed to have been built by Congressman Elias T. Earle, is more likely to have been built c. 1829-1834. It was later owned by Charles A. David (1853-1934), a local humorist and cartoonist, and then by author Mary Simms Oliphant, who extensively renovated the structure.
14 Col. Elias Earle Historic District
Col. Elias Earle Historic District
July 1, 1982
(#82003856)
Earle, James, N. Main, and Rutherford Sts.
34°51′47″N 82°24′06″W / 34.863056°N 82.401667°W / 34.863056; -82.401667 (Col. Elias Earle Historic District)
15 East Park Historic District
East Park Historic District
October 4, 2005
(#05001157)
Roughly bounded by East Park Ave., Bennett St., Harcourt Dr., and Rowley St.
34°51′30″N 82°23′30″W / 34.858333°N 82.391667°W / 34.858333; -82.391667 (East Park Historic District)
16 First National Bank
First National Bank
December 21, 1989
(#89002152)
102 S. Main St.
34°50′57″N 82°24′40″W / 34.849167°N 82.411111°W / 34.849167; -82.411111 (First National Bank)
The First National Bank was the first bank in South Carolina. The First National Bank built in 1938, and enlarged in 1952.
17 Gilfillin and Houston Building
Gilfillin and Houston Building
June 9, 2004
(#04000589)
217-219 E. Washington St.
34°51′00″N 82°23′48″W / 34.85°N 82.396667°W / 34.85; -82.396667 (Gilfillin and Houston Building)
18 Greenville County Courthouse
Greenville County Courthouse
April 7, 1994
(#94000300)
130 S. Main St.
34°50′55″N 82°24′02″W / 34.848611°N 82.400556°W / 34.848611; -82.400556 (Greenville County Courthouse)
The Greenville County Courthouse was built in 1918 by Phillip Thornton Marye. It is a Beaux Arts structure clad with terra cotta.
19 Greenville Gas and Electric Light Company
Greenville Gas and Electric Light Company
July 1, 1982
(#82003857)
211 E. Broad St.
34°50′47″N 82°23′47″W / 34.846389°N 82.396389°W / 34.846389; -82.396389 (Greenville Gas and Electric Light Company)
20 Hampton-Pinckney Historic District
Hampton-Pinckney Historic District
December 12, 1977
(#77001226)
Hampton Ave. and Pinckney St. between Butler Ave. and Lloyd St.; also Hampton, Lloyd, and Hudson Sts. and Butler and Asbury Aves.
34°51′22″N 82°24′21″W / 34.856111°N 82.405833°W / 34.856111; -82.405833 (Hampton-Pinckney Historic District)
Second set of boundaries represents a boundary increase of July 1, 1982
21 Imperial Hotel
Imperial Hotel
September 12, 1985
(#85002167)
201 W. Washington St.
34°51′05″N 82°24′07″W / 34.851389°N 82.401944°W / 34.851389; -82.401944 (Imperial Hotel)
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.
22 Isaqueena
Isaqueena
July 1, 1982
(#82003859)
106 DuPont Dr.
34°51′45″N 82°22′24″W / 34.862444°N 82.373400°W / 34.862444; -82.373400 (Isaqueena)
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
Josiah Kilgore House
April 28, 1975
(#75001699)
N. Church and Academy Sts.
34°51′18″N 82°23′31″W / 34.855°N 82.391944°W / 34.855; -82.391944 (Josiah Kilgore House)
24 Lanneau-Norwood House
Lanneau-Norwood House
July 1, 1982
(#82003860)
417 Belmont Ave.
34°49′58″N 82°23′34″W / 34.832778°N 82.392778°W / 34.832778; -82.392778 (Lanneau-Norwood House)
25 Mills Mill
Mills Mill
July 1, 1982
(#82003861)
Mills and Guess Sts.
34°49′40″N 82°24′38″W / 34.827778°N 82.410556°W / 34.827778; -82.410556 (Mills Mill)
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 Upload image
June 27, 2012
(#12000371)
806 Green Ave.
34°50′15″N 82°24′44″W / 34.837429°N 82.412111°W / 34.837429; -82.412111 (E. W. Montgomery Cotton Warehouse)
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
Parker High School Auditorium
February 26, 1996
(#96000144)
900 Woodside Ave.
34°51′33″N 82°24′56″W / 34.859167°N 82.415556°W / 34.859167; -82.415556 (Parker High School Auditorium)
28 Pettigru Street Historic District
Pettigru Street Historic District
July 1, 1982
(#82003862)
Pettigru, Whitsett, Williams, Manly, E. Washington, Broadus, Toy, and Boyce Sts.
34°51′00″N 82°23′23″W / 34.85°N 82.389722°W / 34.85; -82.389722 (Pettigru Street Historic District)
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.
29 Poinsett Hotel
Poinsett Hotel
July 1, 1982
(#82003863)
120 S. Main St.
34°50′55″N 82°24′02″W / 34.848611°N 82.400556°W / 34.848611; -82.400556 (Poinsett Hotel)
The Westin Poinsett Hotel, named for Joel R. Poinsett (Secretary of War under Millard Fillmore), was one of the first skyscrapers to built in Greenville. It was designed by New York architect William Lee Stoddart and built by the J. E. Sirrine Company of Greenville for $1.5 million dollars. The Poinsett opened on June 20, 1925.
30 Reedy River Falls Historic Park and Greenway
Reedy River Falls Historic Park and Greenway
April 23, 1973
(#73001711)
Both banks of the Reedy River from the falls to Church St.; also roughly bounded by S. Main and Church Sts. and Camperdown Way
34°50′40″N 82°24′04″W / 34.844444°N 82.401111°W / 34.844444; -82.401111 (Reedy River Falls Historic Park and Greenway)
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
Reedy River Industrial District
February 14, 1979
(#79002383)
Along the Reedy River between River St. and Camperdown Way
34°50′48″N 82°24′06″W / 34.846667°N 82.401667°W / 34.846667; -82.401667 (Reedy River Industrial District)
32 Richland Cemetery
Richland Cemetery
October 4, 2005
(#05001155)
Hilly St. and Sunflower St.
34°51′19″N 82°23′41″W / 34.855278°N 82.394722°W / 34.855278; -82.394722 (Richland Cemetery)
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.
33 Springwood Cemetery
Springwood Cemetery
October 4, 2005
(#05001156)
Main St. and Elford St.
34°51′17″N 82°23′35″W / 34.854722°N 82.393056°W / 34.854722; -82.393056 (Springwood Cemetery)
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
Stradley and Barr Dry Goods Store
June 24, 2008
(#07000099)
14 S. Main St.
34°51′02″N 82°23′57″W / 34.850603°N 82.39905°W / 34.850603; -82.39905 (Stradley and Barr Dry Goods Store)
35 U.S. Post Office and Courthouse Upload image
June 9, 2014
(#14000300)
300 E. Washington St.
34°50′58″N 82°23′46″W / 34.849567°N 82.396111°W / 34.849567; -82.396111 (U.S. Post Office and Courthouse)
36 John Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church
John Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church
January 20, 1978
(#78002514)
101 E. Court St.
34°50′52″N 82°23′55″W / 34.847778°N 82.398611°W / 34.847778; -82.398611 (John Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church)
37 West End Commercial Historic District
West End Commercial Historic District
January 7, 1993
(#92001751)
Roughly the junction of Pendleton, River, Augusta, and S. Main Sts. and east along Main to Camperdown Way; also 631 S. Main St.
34°50′40″N 82°24′16″W / 34.844444°N 82.404444°W / 34.844444; -82.404444 (West End Commercial Historic District)
631 S. Main represents a boundary increase of May 29, 1998
38 Whitehall
Whitehall
August 5, 1969
(#69000168)
310 W. Earle St.
34°51′50″N 82°24′08″W / 34.863889°N 82.402222°W / 34.863889; -82.402222 (Whitehall)
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.
39 Working Benevolent Temple and Professional Building
Working Benevolent Temple and Professional Building
July 1, 1982
(#82003865)
Broad and Fall Sts.
34°50′50″N 82°23′56″W / 34.847222°N 82.398889°W / 34.847222; -82.398889 (Working Benevolent Temple and Professional Building)
40 C. Granville Wyche House
C. Granville Wyche House
September 2, 1993
(#93000904)
2900 Augusta Rd.
34°48′46″N 82°23′03″W / 34.812778°N 82.384167°W / 34.812778; -82.384167 (C. Granville Wyche House)

Former listings[edit]

[3] Name on the Register Image Date listed Date removed Location City or town Summary
1 Cherrydale Upload image
June 17, 1976
(#76001702)
December 8, 2005
1500 Poinsett Highway
Coordinates missing
Moved to Furman University
2 Greenville City Hall
Greenville City Hall
August 19, 1971
(#71001067)
1973
Main and Broad Streets
Coordinates missing
Demolished in 1972.
3 Old Textile Hall Upload image
November 25, 1980
(#80003672)
March 15, 2000
322 West Washington Street
Coordinates missing
Demolished
4 Williams-Earle House Upload image
July 1, 1982
(#82003864)
July 23, 2013
319 Grove Rd.
34°49′25″N 82°24′16″W / 34.823611°N 82.404444°W / 34.823611; -82.404444 (Williams-Earle House)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on December 24, 2014.
  3. ^ a b 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.
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  5. ^ 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.