East Park Historic District

Roughly bounded by East Park Ave., Bennett St., Harcourt Dr., and Rowley St., Greenville, South Carolina

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Photo taken by Donald K. O'Brien

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Description 

The East Park Historic District is historically significant as an early twentieth century planned suburban community, offering a park-centered lifestyle a few short blocks from downtown Greenville. The houses, institutions and park built in the East Park neighborhood between 1908 and 1950 are an excellent showcase of how middle and upper classes responded to changes in architectural styles, transportation, social and political issues, increasing population, economic ups and downs, and commercial encroachment during the first half of the twentieth century. The district includes 121 contributing buildings, 22 non-contributing buildings, 1 contributing site (City Park/McPherson Park), and 3 contributing structures. Among the homes, Tudor Revival, Colonial Revival, Neo-Classical and late Victorian styles are most notable. Most are two-story residences and exhibit decorative features such as cross gable roofs, knee braces, gable dormers, grouped lattice casement windows, prominent chimneys and gracious front porches. American Foursquare, Craftsman Bungalows, Prairie, and catalogue houses complete the varied styles in the neighborhood. Listed in the National Register October 4, 2005. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 4, 2005
Reference number
05001157
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival; American Movement
Areas of significance
Architecture; Community Planning and Development
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
District
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Park
Current functions
Single dwelling; Park
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1900-1924; 1925-1949; 1950-1974
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 121
Contributing structures: 3
Contributing sites: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 22

Update Log 

  • February 22, 2021: New photos from Michael Miller
  • September 10, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Street View" and Imported Photo
  • September 10, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • June 11, 2011: New photo from Donald K. O'Brien

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East Park Historic District Photo
Posted September 10, 2014, by Michael Miller (michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The picture of the Legal Services Industry Building is not a part of the East Park Historic District. This building is located at the corner of South Main Street & Augusta Street, which is not included in the historic district and located on the opposite end of town.