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Converse Heights

 
 
Converse Heights Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, February 21, 2009
1. Converse Heights Marker
Front Side
Inscription.
[Front]:
Converse Heights is one of Spartanburg's earliest suburbs, with most of its houses built between 1906 and 1950. This area was originally the antebellum plantation of Govan Mills (1805-1862). In 1906 Mills' heirs sold the property to Spartanburg Realty Company for development. Mills Avenue is named for Govan Mills. Converse Heights is named for Converse College, a private women's college across East Main Street, which was founded in 1889.

[Reverse]:
A mix of modest and larger houses, this area includes examples of the Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, and Craftsman architectural styles. Governors John Gray Evans (1863-1942), James F. Byrnes (1882-1972), and Donald F. Russell (1906-1998) lived here. Happy Hollow, one of the city's oldest playgrounds, is in the heart of the neighborhood. The Converse Heights Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.
 
Erected 2008 by Converse Heights Neighborhood Association. (Marker Number 42-28.)
 
Location. 34° 57.246′ N, 81° 54.996′ W. Marker is in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in Spartanburg County. Marker is at the intersection of Mills Avenue and East Main Street (U.S. 29), in the median
Converse Heights Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, February 21, 2009
2. Converse Heights Marker
Reverse Side
on Mills Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spartanburg SC 29302, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dexter Edgar Converse (a few steps from this marker); Converse College (within shouting distance of this marker); Marian Anderson (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (about 600 feet away); First Presbyterian Church of Spartanburg, S.C. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Church of the Advent (approx. half a mile away); Daniel Morgan Avenue (approx. 0.6 miles away); Barnet Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); Don Reno/The Blue Ridge Quartet (approx. mile away); Walter Hyatt / DesChamps Hood (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Spartanburg.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Converse College
 
Also see . . .
1. National Register of Historic Places. Check out this link for pictures of the beautiful houses in Converse Heights (Submitted on February 21, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.) 

2. Wikipedia entry for Donald Russell. (Submitted on February 21, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
3. Wikipedia entry for James F. Byrnes. (Submitted on February 21, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
Converse Heights Marker -<br>Front image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 28, 2011
3. Converse Heights Marker -
Front

4. Wikipedia entry for John Gary Evans. (Submitted on February 21, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
5. Converse Heights Neighborhood Association. (Submitted on February 21, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
Converse Heights Marker -<br>Reverse image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 28, 2011
4. Converse Heights Marker -
Reverse
Converse Heights Marker -<br>Intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 29)<br>and Mills Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 28, 2011
5. Converse Heights Marker -
Intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 29)
and Mills Avenue
South on Mills Ave. image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, February 21, 2009
6. South on Mills Ave.
Example of houses in Converse Heights image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, February 21, 2009
7. Example of houses in Converse Heights
Cleveland Hall in Converse Heights image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, February 21, 2009
8. Cleveland Hall in Converse Heights
House in Converse Heights image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, February 21, 2009
9. House in Converse Heights
Happy Hollow Park image. Click for full size.
10. Happy Hollow Park
John Gary Evans image. Click for full size.
circa 1890s
11. John Gary Evans
James F. Byrnes image. Click for full size.
circa 1943
12. James F. Byrnes
Donald Russell image. Click for full size.
13. Donald Russell
 
 
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