Can you believe it’s time for our penultimate installment in our historic districts series? Today, we’re talking about the Pettigru Historic District, and we’ll round out the bunch with the West End Historic District in another month or so. But not to worry — Editor Ana has another series up her sleeve that might just make your head *spin.*More details to come next month.
Pettigru Historic District (circled)
History Time Believe it or not, the Pettigru Historic District is the largest historic district in the city and was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981. The district houses over 70 structures, which were largely built between 1910 and 1930. These structures showcase a wide range of architectural styles — from Queen Anne to bungalow to Colonial Revival — that mirror Greenville’s growth during the time period. (To see pictures + descriptions of many of the gorgeous buildings in the district, click here.)
Pettigru Place Bed & Breakfast | Photo by GVLtoday team
Walkable biz + things to do There are a lot of great things close to the Pettigru Historic District. Here are some we recommend. ○ Bon Secours Wellness Arena(Enjoy a show or event, cheer on the Greenville Swamp Rabbits, or take a walk around the concourse.) ○ Greenville Zoo(Visit with a baby Masai giraffe or an Amur leopard all while supporting conservation efforts.) ○ Cleveland Park + the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail (Created back in 1922, you can play baseball, basketball, tennis, pickleball, and more at Greenville’s “City Park.”) ○ Pettigru Place Bed & Breakfast(Take a staycation right here in town. We especially think the clawfoot tub + private balcony in the Plum Blossom Room look quite perfect.) ○ Poinsett Club(Colonial home built in 1904 that has served as the home for the Poinsett Club since the private social club began in 1935.) ○ llyn strong fine art jewelry (llyn has been creating jewelry since 1972 and recently moved her store from Main Street to a new location on East Washington Street.)
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Announced ○ Amtrak officially released its2035 vision plan. The plan includes an added rail route that passes through Greenville and goes to Charlotte, Atlanta, and Birmingham. Read the full storyhere. 🚆
Community ○ In partnership withUnivar Solutions, South Carolina Charities has announced a new sustainability program for the2021 BMW Charity Pro-Am, becoming the first tournament on the Korn Ferry Tour to send zero waste to landfill. 🌱
Cause ○ The Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail is getting a *green* upgrade.TreesUpstate is raising funds to plant 125 15-gallon trees along the green line of the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Help “shade the rabbit”here. 🌳
Outdoor ○ April is also Earth Month + Upstate Forever is hosting avirtual clean-up for the community. Grab a bag + head outside to clean up areas that need TLC, snap a photo and tag @upstateforeverand #cleanupstateforever on social media to potentially win prizes. 🗑️
Coronavirus ○ VisitSCDHEC’s website for full coronavirus data + stats, andhere for daily positive COVID-19 cases + related deaths in South Carolina.
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TryThis ○ Tuesdays at the Jenny | Tues., April 6 | 5-8 p.m. | The Spinning Jenny, 107 Cannon St. Greer | Free entry | Bring a lawn chair for an evening at the open-air market with live music + dinner. 🎸
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.
River Rat Brewery in Columbia, SC offers a family-friendly environment with ample outdoor space and games, locally-brewed beer, and a rooftop patio with 360-degree views | Photo by Sean Rayford for Experience Columbia SC
A short 1.5-hr. drive away, Columbia, SC has that ideal mix of city sights + outdoor adventures, and now’s the best time of year (read: not too cold, not too hot, not too humid) to see it all:
• Sip locally-brewed pints on the family-friendly greenspace at River Rat Brewery 🍺 • Shop local artisans along bustling Main Street at Soda City Market every Saturday 🛍️ • See 2,000+ critters and explore expansive botanicalgardens at Riverbanks Zoo 🦒Ⓟ