Signs on side of building in the West End along River Street.
Mysterious lights, shadows, and unusual history stories about Greenville’s West End – the Greenville Ghost Tour has it all. I took some photos during the tour, but no ghosts appeared in my pictures (the reflections above were all real). They have appeared in other tour pictures however.
The historic Falls Cottage building located on South Main Street next to the entrance to Falls Park now houses Mary’s restaurant, but it has served as a number of functions since being built in the West End in 1896: anything from a gas station to offices. Many people pass this restaurant in the evening when it is no longer open, and do not even realize it is a restaurant.
The Falls Cottage building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Dog Walking near the Army Store – Downtown Greenville, SC
Nikkormat FT3 – Exipired Fujicolor Superia 200
The first ‘Affair in the West End’ was held on South Main Street between Augusta Street and Wardlaw Streets. It featured displays from West End Merchants, food, and entertainment.
One of Greenville’s oldest buildings, at the intersection of Augusta Street and South Main Street.
This rough likeness of Abraham Lincoln with an attitude stands in front of the ever-popular Brick Street Cafe on Augusta Street, inviting those passing by to come in and sample the grits, or any of the other delicious regional specialties.
The Claussen Bakery building on Augusta Street is currently empty, but offers some possibility for reuse, based on its location and decorative brickwork in front. There is a lookalike Claussen Bakery building in Columbia, SC which has been converted to a historic and upscale Claussen’s Inn. Here’s a closer look at some of the decorative building features:
The sign on the property in the West End across from Fluor Field says “Proposed Demolition. If interested in acquisition or salvage, contact 864-467-2860 (Wells Fargo Bank Real Estate Management Department).” The house, which shows more clearly without leaves on the trees, is part of an estate with very specific limitations on what can be done with the house and property. So it appears that it will be demolished unless someone is able to salvage it.