Falls Place

Falls Place (HM55D)

Location: Greenville, SC 29601 Greenville County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 50.713', W 82° 24.081'

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— Reedy River Historic Park —

Greenville was a major textile center by the beginning of the twentieth century, and local cotton growers and brokers needed storage places for the harvested cotton. West End banker H.L. Gassaway and Dr. Davis Furman purchased land immediately south of the bridge at Main Street in 1910. In 1913 they erected a fireproof cotton warehouse that was attached to a new heavily-reinforced concrete bridge at the same time. The building housed a soft drink company for many years, and was used as a U.S.O. headquarters, particularly by airmen at Donaldson Air Force Base, during and after World War II. Long referred to as the "Traxler Building," because it was owned by David Traxler, it was renovated in 1985 and is now known as Falls Place.
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HM NumberHM55D
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 3:37pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 371879 N 3856773
Decimal Degrees34.84521667, -82.40135000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 50.713', W 82° 24.081'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 50' 42.78" N, 82° 24' 4.86" W
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Area Code(s)803, 864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9175 S Main St, Greenville SC 29601, US
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