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Frank Lloyd Wright home off North Main on National Register of Historic Places

Greenville's most important architectural landmark is not Whitehall or the Earle Town House. It's not the Poinsett Bridge or the Huguenot Mill.

The only local structure with statewide architectural significance, according to the National Register of Historic Places, is modest (1,727 ...

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Maj. Rudolf Anderson Jr., only casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Maj. Rudolf Anderson Jr., a graduate of Greenville High and Clemson University, was the only U.S. casualty of the 13-day Cuban Missile Crisis.

The U2 spy plane he piloted was shot down Oct. 27, 1962. He was 35.

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Jackie Robinson's 1959 Greenville visit set change in motion

Years later it would be called the turning point in Greenville's Civil Rights struggle, the moment by which events are measured before and after.

On New Year's Day in 1960, about 1,000 people converged on Greenville's Municipal Airport with a demand for change. ...

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Greenville County named for Revolutionary War hero Nathanael Greene

A 7-foot bronze statue of Major General Nathanael Greene, who led American troops in the South during the Revolutionary War, stands in The Greenville News plaza at the corner of Broad and South Main streets.

Greene, who was appointed by George Washington in 1780 ...

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South Carolina's last lynching foreshadowed changing times

By ones and twos, the coupes and sedans, taxis and private cars eased out of Greenville, unnoticed in the chill darkness of the wee hours, some edging along West Court Street where sheriff's deputies came and went from their first-floor headquarters.

They would assemble ...

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Memorial Auditorium provided 38 years of entertainment

Four years before Textile Hall held it last major event, Memorial Auditorium began serving as the host for sports events and concerts.

The cozy arena at 401 East North Street, whose 5,600 seats welcomed competitors and entertainers from close range, provided Greenville with ...

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Woolworth's building gives way to Greenville's growth

The walls of the Woolworth's are gone now, torn asunder by heavy machinery as the future of downtown Greenville presses forward.

The destruction was a long time coming — and in a way began half a century ago when the figurative walls that hid ...

Five black high schools closed in 1970 to integrate historically white schools

There are 15 public high schools in Greenville County today, but there were 20 at the start of the 1969-70 school year, the last in which segregation had an influence on the schools.

Because few students had taken advantage of the Choice of School ...

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Greenville's 'Shoeless Joe' Jackson considered one of baseball's all-time greats

Joseph Jefferson Jackson, one of the best baseball players of his generation, was most remembered for his association with the 1919 Chicago White Sox and a conspiracy to fix the World Series widely known as the Black Sox Scandal.

As a result, baseball commissioner ...

Greenville's baseball roots stretch back to 1870s

Nationally, baseball’s beginnings can be traced to New York in the 1840s. It came to Greenville about 30 years later, as an unintended import brought by the Federal troops who were stationed throughout the former Confederacy during Reconstruction.

While the first team in the ...

 
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