May 2009

There are 3 blog entries for May 2009.

Photo Liberty Clock Greenville SC, Downtown Greenville SC

The Liberty Building in Greenville SC, built in 1925 as the Chamber of Commerce, stands on one of Greenville's most unique parcels of land. Apparently there were only two buildings erected on this land or parcel according to historical records (Resources 1). The first was built in 1822-23 and was the site of the Greenville County Courthouse, later known as the record building. It was torn down approximately 100 years later during the building and textile boom of the early 1900's.

The Chamber of Commerce building construction began simultaneously in 1924-25 with that of the Poinsett Hotel in Downtown Greenville SC. The Chamber of Commerce could not weather the Great Depression and the building was taken over by the flurishing Liberty Life Insurance

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Here is an image taken from Artisphere 2009 in Downtown Greenville SC. Artishpere is a cultural event weekend offering many displays of artwork in combination with various events, food, beverages, and lots of fun!

Mark your calenders and plan to attend next year's event.  Visit the homepage of Greenville SC's Artisphere for more information.

Artisphere Greenville SC, Downtown Greenville SC

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This unique view of Downtown Greenville was taken from the new Publix and Staples Parking lot (McBee Station Development). In the forefront is the Church Street Bridge and in the background are Suntrust Bank in Downtown Greenville (far right), Carolina First on Main Street, and the Poinsett Hotel on Main Street.

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