Remembering Greenville: Photographs From the Coxe Collection

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Overview
A revitalized area today, Main Street was the commercial center of Greenville during the life of William Coxe, a local photographer who acquired many early images and who brilliantly extended the collection with his own photographs. Anchored at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville is the cultural center of South Carolina's Piedmont. Today, residents and tourists often find themselves immersed among the charming shops and quaint cafes that line the avenues in the historic Main Street district. Remembering Greenville: Photographs from the Coxe Collection explores Greenville during the first half of the 20th century. Stunning black-and-white images enlighten readers about the "old" Greenville that virtually disappeared as the small city was transformed into a large metropolitan area. These images, taken from the 1900s to the 1960s, depict Furman University and Greenville Women's College, both then located in Greenville's downtown; Camp Wetherill, Greenville's Spanish-American War training camp; and such personalities as an older, but still legendary, "Shoeless" Joe Jackson.
Details
ISBN: 9780738515663
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: South Carolina
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 8.75 (w) x 9.75 (h)
Author
In conjunction with the Greenville County Historical Society, native Jeffrey R. Willis has compiled a historical memoir showcasing the Coxe Collection, which can be seen in its entirety at the society's archives. The pride William Coxe had for his home and the dedication of Jeffrey R. Willis unite in Remembering Greenville: Photographs from the Coxe Collection to create a remarkable tribute to the city of Greenville.