A Guide to Historic Greenville, South Carolina

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Greenville History Tours owner John Nolan leads the reader through downtown in a tourist-friendly guide to historic sites, with vintage photographs to illustrate how the city has changed and what original features remain. Carefully researched and exceptionally written, it is a wonderful companion, both for visitors and for Greenville residents who want to see their hometown in a new light. v Enjoy the thriving, diverse and historic sites in three tours of Greenville's Main Street. v Explore the city's architectural highlights, spanning from early nineteenth-century Charleston-style buildings to a mid-twentieth-century home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. v Discover the dramatically successful downtown revitalization that serves as a model for elected officials and private investors around the country. v Experience some of the South's richest cultural resources by visiting Greenville's collection of museums and galleries.
ISBN: 9781596293403
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: South Carolina
Series: History & Guide
Images: 100
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 4.875 (w) x 8.89 (h)
John Nolan grew up in Toledo, Ohio, and attended Bowling Green State University to earn a bachelor's of fine arts in painting and drawing with a minor in history. After further studio art studies at the Chautauqua Institution in New York and a summer studying art history in Florence, Italy, he came to Greenville in 1992 to earn a master's in studio art at Bob Jones University. Since 1997, Nolan has served as the curator of the Museum & Gallery at Bob Jones University. The combination of his research and tour giving experience at the Museum & Gallery and his love of history and for the city of Greenville led to the establishment of Greenville History Tours in 2006. The present guide is an outgrowth of the author's desire to share Greenville's rich history with the growing number of people who come to enjoy the ambiance and offerings found in its downtown.
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