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Tate Plaza

 
 
Tate Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, March 22, 2009
1. Tate Plaza Marker
Inscription.
In honor of George Tate and Jack Tate

Under black out conditions in France during World War II, two army captains, George and Jack Tate, agreed to open a furniture store in Greenville
if they survived.
Tate Furniture opened in 1946 on Main Street at the Reedy River Bridge.

 
Location. 34° 50.7′ N, 82° 24.1′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and West Camperdown Way, on the left when traveling south on South Main Street. Click for map. Marker is located near the west end of Liberty Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville SC 29601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harriet Smith Wyche (within shouting distance of this marker); History of Falls Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Falls Place (within shouting distance of this marker); Vardry Dixon Ramseur, III (within shouting distance of this marker); Reedy River Falls (within shouting distance of this marker); Hunting Grounds to Mill Town (within shouting distance of
Tate Plaza and Marker -<br>Entrance to Falls Park image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, March 22, 2009
2. Tate Plaza and Marker -
Entrance to Falls Park
this marker); Liberty Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); McBee's Mills (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Charles Hard Townes (within shouting distance of this marker); The Touchstone House (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Greenville.
 
Also see . . .  Charter for Tate Furniture Company, Incorporated. Charter by the South Carolina Secretary of State, dated July 1, 1959. (Submitted on February 21, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. About the Tate Family
Tate Furniture Company was founded by brothers George and Jack Tate in downtown Greenville in 1946. George Tate's daughters, Susan and JoBeth operate Tate's Designs, also located in Greenville. Jack's son, Jack, Jr., founded Baby Superstore, Inc. in Greenville in 1971 (under the name Carolina Baby.)
    — Submitted February 21, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
Categories. 20th CenturyIndustry & CommerceNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsWar, World II
 
Tate Plaza Marker and Entrance to Falls Park image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 20, 2010
3. Tate Plaza Marker and Entrance to Falls Park
Tate Plaza -Site of Tate's Furniture<br>From Southwest Corner of South Main &<br>East Camperdown Way image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, March 31, 2009
4. Tate Plaza -Site of Tate's Furniture
From Southwest Corner of South Main &
East Camperdown Way
Tate Plaza -<br>Cotton Warehouse in Background image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 20, 2010
5. Tate Plaza -
Cotton Warehouse in Background
Falling Water Sculpture in the Center of Tate Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 28, 2010
6. Falling Water Sculpture in the Center of Tate Plaza
Reedy River Falls Historic Park Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 20, 2010
7. Reedy River Falls Historic Park Entrance
In Honor of
Homozel Mickel Daniel
donated by
The Daniel Foundation of South Carolina
Reedy River Falls Historic Park Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 20, 2010
8. Reedy River Falls Historic Park Entrance
Key contributors names carved on the stone panels to the left and right of the entrance marker.
Community Staircase Leading from<br>Tate Plaza into Falls Park image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 28, 2010
9. Community Staircase Leading from
Tate Plaza into Falls Park
 
 
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