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Donor Appreciation

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Donor Appreciation

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Donor Appreciation

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Donor Appreciation

The Greenville Tech Foundation’s annual Appreciation Reception was held last week at the Greenville Country Club. Bob Howard, president of the Greenville Tech Foundation, welcomed guests and introduced four current and past Greenville Tech students who shared their own personal stories of success. Dr. Keith Miller, president of Greenville Technical College, followed with remarks on the benefits of scholarships and annual giving.

 

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1912:

The first downtown YMCA building was completed on the northeast corner of East Coffee and Brown streets

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TODAY:

After the Cleveland Street YMCA opened, the Coffee Street building was vacated and demolished in 1958. The block then became home to a modern office building. The sign for Brown Street is on the left.

Historic photograph available from the Greenville Historical Society

In 1912 the first downtown YMCA building, seen on the left,  was completed on the northeast corner of East Coffee and Brown streets. The new building was on the site of the former home of Dr. Clinton C. Jones, mayor of Greenville from 1901 to 1903. In 1914 John M. Holmes became general secretary of the YMCA. “Uncle Johnny” held that position until he retired in 1942. His successor, W.B. (Monk) Mulligan, served as general secretary until 1968. Altogether, Mulligan was on the staff from 1922 to 1968. In addition to the downtown facility, the YMCA had several other branches in mill villages and other sections of the city.

[ From “Remembering Greenville: Photographs From The Coxe Collection” by Jeffrey R. Willis ]

After the Cleveland Street YMCA opened, the Coffee Street building was vacated and demolished in 1958. The block then became home to a modern office building. The sign for Brown Street is on the left.

 

 

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1940s:

the Carolina parking lot is to the right of the diner, with the Ottaray Hotel in the background. Serving complete lunches and dinners, the Deluxe advertised itself as the “Home of the World’s Best.”

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TODAY:

The site of the old Deluxe Diner is a construction zone. A Homes2 Suites is going up next to the Ogletree Building, on right

[ Historic photograph available from the Greenville Historical Society. ]

Located at 336 N. Main St. and operated by James A. Tzouvelekas, the Deluxe Diner was between the Carolina Theater and Mackey’s Mortuary. In this photo from the 1940s, the Carolina parking lot is to
the right of the diner, with the Ottaray Hotel in the background. Serving complete lunches and dinners, the Deluxe advertised itself as the “Home of the World’s Best.”

[ From “Remembering Greenville: Photographs from the Coxe Collection” by Jeffrey R. Willis ]

Today the site of the old Deluxe Diner is a construction zone. A Homes2 Suites is going up next to the Ogletree Building, on right. The new hotel will have 117 rooms, a three-story parking garage and an outdoor pool. The Carolina Theater, Mackey Mortuary and Ottaray Hotel buildings are gone.

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ARCHITECTS’ OPEN HOUSE

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ARCHITECTS’ OPEN HOUSE

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ARCHITECTS’ OPEN HOUSE

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ARCHITECTS’ OPEN HOUSE

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ARCHITECTS’ OPEN HOUSE

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ARCHITECTS’ OPEN HOUSE

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ARCHITECTS’ OPEN HOUSE

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ARCHITECTS’ OPEN HOUSE

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ARCHITECTS’ OPEN HOUSE

Last week, McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture held an open house to introduce the community to its new space in the old Claussen Bakery building on Augusta Street in Greenville. The firm now occupies 16,000 square feet on the second floor of the newly renovated 1930s building.

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Northwestern Mutual's NCAA Viewing Party

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Northwestern Mutual's NCAA Viewing Party

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Northwestern Mutual's NCAA Viewing Party

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Northwestern Mutual's NCAA Viewing Party

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Northwestern Mutual's NCAA Viewing Party

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Northwestern Mutual's NCAA Viewing Party

During the heat of March Madness, Northwestern Mutual hosted an NCAA Viewing Party for employees, clients and friends at American Roadside in Greenville.

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1899:

Greenville's third court house, left, was located across Main Street from its predecessor. When still another courthouse was constructed in 1916-1917 on the same site, this Gothic building was demolished

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TODAY:

Today both courthouses seen in the photograph from 1899 are gone. The buildings that replaced them – the courthouse built in 1916-17 up the street on the left and the Chamber of Commerce building constructed in the early ’20s on the right – remain.

Historic photograph availabile from the Greenville Historical Society

Greenville’s Main Street in 1899. Greenville’s third court house, left, was located across Main Street from its predecessor. When still another courthouse was constructed in 1916-1917 on the same site, this Gothic building was demolished. The Mansion House, Greenville’s earliest hotel, is seen on the left just above the courthouse. The view up Main Street shows Greenville’s emerging business district. Trolley tracks run down the middle of South Main Street.

[ From “Remembering Greenville: Photographs from the Coxe Collection” by Jeffrey R. Willis ]

Today both courthouses seen in the photograph from 1899 are gone. The buildings that replaced them – the courthouse built in 1916-17 up the street on the left and the Chamber of Commerce building constructed in the early ’20s on the right – remain. The Mansion House was demolished, and the Poinsett Hotel was constructed on the same site in the mid-’20s. The hotel continues to operate as the Westin Poinsett. The trolley system is also gone.

 

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GENIUSES AT WORK

A series of after-hours networking events for tech entrepreneurs and professionals, Tech After Five meets every month in Greenville at the Pour Lounge on Main Street downtown.

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GENIUSES AT WORK

A series of after-hours networking events for tech entrepreneurs and professionals, Tech After Five meets every month in Greenville at the Pour Lounge on Main Street downtown.

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GENIUSES AT WORK

A series of after-hours networking events for tech entrepreneurs and professionals, Tech After Five meets every month in Greenville at the Pour Lounge on Main Street downtown.

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GENIUSES AT WORK

A series of after-hours networking events for tech entrepreneurs and professionals, Tech After Five meets every month in Greenville at the Pour Lounge on Main Street downtown.

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GENIUSES AT WORK

A series of after-hours networking events for tech entrepreneurs and professionals, Tech After Five meets every month in Greenville at the Pour Lounge on Main Street downtown.

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GENIUSES AT WORK

A series of after-hours networking events for tech entrepreneurs and professionals, Tech After Five meets every month in Greenville at the Pour Lounge on Main Street downtown.

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GENIUSES AT WORK

A series of after-hours networking events for tech entrepreneurs and professionals, Tech After Five meets every month in Greenville at the Pour Lounge on Main Street downtown.

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GENIUSES AT WORK

A series of after-hours networking events for tech entrepreneurs and professionals, Tech After Five meets every month in Greenville at the Pour Lounge on Main Street downtown.

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GENIUSES AT WORK

A series of after-hours networking events for tech entrepreneurs and professionals, Tech After Five meets every month in Greenville at the Pour Lounge on Main Street downtown.

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GENIUSES AT WORK

A series of after-hours networking events for tech entrepreneurs and professionals, Tech After Five meets every month in Greenville at the Pour Lounge on Main Street downtown.

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GENIUSES AT WORK

A series of after-hours networking events for tech entrepreneurs and professionals, Tech After Five meets every month in Greenville at the Pour Lounge on Main Street downtown.

A series of after-hours networking events for tech entrepreneurs and professionals, Tech After Five meets every month in Greenville at the Pour Lounge on Main Street downtown. The group also sponsors meetups in Atlanta, Charlotte, Asheville, Columbia and Charleston. Learn more at techafterfive.com.