History Tile

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

This tile art is one of a series of tiles embedded in the sidewalks of the West End that contain historical facts. Some excerpts:

  • The land for Furman University, 50 acres located at Augusta and Church Streets, was purchased from Vardry McBee for $7515.00.
  • Albert Einstein visited Furman frequently. He had a son and relatives that lived in the area.
  • Furman moved to Greenville in 1851 from Winnsboro, SC.
  • Dr. George Washington Carver spoke to students in 1923.

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