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Church Street

 
 
Church Street Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, May 9, 2009
1. Church Street Marker
Inscription.
C.F. McCollough
Mayor
City of Greenville
1937-1947

J. Kenneth Cass
Mayor
City of Greenville
1947-1961

C.R. McMillian
Chief Commissioner
S.C. Highway Department
1947-1961

S.N. Pearman
Chief Commissioner
S.C. Highway Department
1961-

Plans for this multimillion dollar project began in 1944, upon request to the South Carolina Highway Department, by the Mayor and City Council of 1944, for recommendations to relieve Main Street traffic congestion. The Highway Department recommended parallel streets to main street on the east side and the west side, with the street on the east side running from Wade Hampton Boulevard to Augusta Street and the street on the west side running from College Street down Academy Street and over to the intersection of Willis Street and Pendleton Street.

After numerous hearings, discussions, and serious consideration by the mayors, members of city councils, highway officials, members of the Chamber of Commerce and their highway and traffic committees, and members of planning and zoning commissions from 1944-1955, the major crosstown artery was approved.

At a special meetings of Greenville City Council held on July 28, 1955, the Church Street Project was officially and
Church Street - North Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, May 9, 2009
2. Church Street - North
unanimously approved by the following members of the Greenville City Council:

Mayor - J. Kenneth Cass
Ward I - Alderman Robert W. Hunter
Ward II - Alderman Sam F. Floyd
Ward III - Alderman Aug. W. Smith
Ward IV - Alderman Walter L. miller, Jr.
Ward V - Alderman T.R. Machen
Ward VI - Alderman W.H. Power, Sr.


Church Street was dedicated on October 20, 1960
Many individuals and groups contributed to the promotion, work and completion of Church Street.
Special recognition is hereby given to:
Member of Greenville City Councils and Greenville City Officials from 1944 to 1960,
Members and staff of the South Carolina Highway Department from 1944 to 1960,
Greenville Chamber of Commerce officials and members from 1944 to 1960,
Planning and zoning commission members from 1944 to 1960,
And contractors and engineers who handled this project.
 
Location. 34° 51.117′ N, 82° 23.667′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is on Church Street (U.S. 29) 0.1 miles north of East North Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 305 East North Street, Greenville SC 29601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking
Church Street - South Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, May 9, 2009
3. Church Street - South
distance of this marker. Christ Church (Episcopal) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Here Lieth the Body of Sarah M. Crittenden (about 400 feet away); Frank Selvy (about 600 feet away); "Shoeless" Joe Jackson (about 600 feet away); In 1825 (about 600 feet away); Greenville Memorial Auditorium (about 700 feet away); Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates (about 700 feet away); Frank Howard (about 700 feet away); Max Heller Legacy Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mrs. James Williams (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greenville.
 
Also see . . .  Haynie-Sirrine Master Plan. Improvements to Church Street will be based on the Haynie-Sirrine Master Plan which calls for Church Street to be reduced to a four-lane, median divided boulevard with street trees and wide sidewalks. (Submitted on May 21, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 801 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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