This round stone is seen by the RiverPlace walkway under the Main Street bridge. More than just a stone, it is thought to be one of the grain grinding wheels from the original Vardry McBee grist mill back in the early 1800’s. Several years ago, it was retrieved from the bottom of the Reedy River and moved under the bridge.
This grand building on Townes Street has served as the home of several churches, starting with the Beth Israel Congregation in the early 1900s, and including the Grace Evangelical shown on the sign. It is now undergoing a massive ‘This Old House’ style renovation, which will preserve key building elements and end up as a residence.
The 200+ year old Gosnell Cabin is part of the Mauldin Cultural Center grounds in Mauldin, and is likely the oldest structure in Greenville County.
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Old doors and door hardware always seem to draw my attention. I often wonder as I am photographing them about all the interesting people who have stepped over their threshold. Where did they come from and where did they go?
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The historic Campbell’s Covered Bridge is located off of Highway 414 in northeastern Greenville county. It is located in a park that makes a great place to explore.
Nature begins to reclaim a burned out building. Picture was taken in South Carolina Greenville area.
The water wheel used by Gilreath’s Mill.
Shot on Kodak TMAX 400
Gilreath’s Mill on Highway 101 near Greer. It dates back to the early 1800’s and the mill made flour and cornmeal.
Shot on Kodak TMAX 400
The historic Wilkins House has arrived on its permanent lot, now safe from the wrecking balls of progress. At 800 tons, it is the largest building ever moved in South Carolina – the moving rig contains 176 tires. The building was preserved because of its very distinctive architecture, and will be restored to much of the original design. The move was only a few blocks, but took 8 hours. Here are some other views of the move in progress:
This stairwell is one of the features of the historic Wilkins Mansion. There is a fundraising campaign to be able to move the house to a safe location and away from the wrecking ball. Learn more on the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation site.