Pettigru Street Historic District

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Pettigru Street Historic District
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Pettigru Street Historic District is located in South Carolina
Pettigru Street Historic District
Pettigru Street Historic District is located in the US
Pettigru Street Historic District
Location Pettigru, Whitsett, Williams, Manly, E. Washington, Broadus, Toy, and Boyce Sts., Greenville, South Carolina
Coordinates 34°51′0″N 82°23′23″W / 34.85000°N 82.38972°W / 34.85000; -82.38972Coordinates: 34°51′0″N 82°23′23″W / 34.85000°N 82.38972°W / 34.85000; -82.38972
Area 39 acres (16 ha)
Built 1890
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Bungalow/Craftsman, Queen Anne
MPS Greenville MRA
NRHP Reference #

82003862

[1]
Added to NRHP July 01, 1982

Pettigru Street Historic District is a historic tree-lined neighborhood east of Main Street in downtown Greenville, South Carolina.[2][3] It is home to 88 structures built between 1890 and 1930 with the majority built between 1910 and 1930.[4] It is known for its wide variety of architectural styles including Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, and Bungalow.[4] The area is an example of evolution of architectural style from the Victorian era to the early 1930s similar to the growth in the city of Greenville as a whole during that time.[4]

The land belonged to the James Boyce and Rowley families until the turn of the century.[4] At that time, the land was divided into multiple lots, development increased, and several new streets were added.[4] It was home to the prominent business people and mill owners in the area.[4]

Nominated in 1981, the Pettigru Street Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 making it the largest district in the city.[4][5] It is one of several historic listings in the town of Greenville. The district is a mixture of both commercial and residential properties, but remains largely residential to this day.[5] Key properties include the Poinsett Club on East Washington Street, Hayne School on Toy Street, and Pettigru Place Bed and Breakfast on Pettigru Street.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Pettigru Street Historic District" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Pettigru Street Historic District, Greenville County (Greenville)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Historic Districts in Greenville", Retrieved 2011-03-24
  5. ^ a b "Pettigru Street Historic District", Retrieved 2011-03-24

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