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People standing on front porch

Historic photographs of people from the Greenville County Library System's South Carolina Room photograph collection and contributions from Greenville County residents.

Piedmont Manufacturing Company

Collection of photographs of the Piedmont Manufacturing Company from the Piedmont History Collection. Piedmont Manufacturing Company was established in 1873 by Henry Pickney Hammett along the Saluda River. In 1888 mill #2 opened on the Anderson County side of the river followed by Mill #3. Shortly after the Estes Plant opened in Piedmont in the mid-1960s, the Piedmont mills declined and eventually ceased production of textiles. Mill #1 burned in 1983 and the ruins were torn down.

Lickville Presbyterian Church

Photographs of places of worship and cemeteries in Greenville County.

Poe Mill

Contains photographs of the mill and community of Poe Mill from the private collection of Gary L. O'Steen and South Carolina Room Archives. Established and owned by Francis Winslow Poe, the mill began operations in 1897 producing cotton fabric. The mill changed hands twice over the years and operated until 1977. The building burned in 2003. All that stands today are the two smokestacks.

Illustration of Poinsett Mills

Collection of photographs of Poinsett Mill from the private collection of Alvin Henson. Originally organized as Carolina Mills in a 1900, it was later renamed Poinsett Mills. The mill ceased operations in 1981, but the building still survives as part of the Reynolds Company.

House covered with ivy

Photographs of historic residences in Greenville County.

Old school house with bell tower

Photographs of Greenville County schools past and present.

The short publications in this collection were selected from the South Carolina Room’s extensive collection of pamphlets and fliers. They offer a variety of perspectives on the Civil War in South Carolina, from the political and social conditions that led up to secession, to the experiences of soldiers fighting the war, to the war’s aftermath and the era of Reconstruction. These pamphlets are held in the archive of the Greenville County Library System’s South Carolina Room.

Weave Room

Collection of photographs from the Slater Hall Citizens' Committee. Slater Mill was built in 1927 and still operates today. Originally a cotton mill, it later shifted to rayon, fiberglass, and other synthetics.

This collection contains picture postcards from the early part of the twentieth century that depict scenes across South Carolina. Items in this collection are held by the Greenville County Library System's South Carolina Room.

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