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Maxcy Gregg Park

 
 
Maxcy Gregg Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, April 29, 2012
1. Maxcy Gregg Park Marker
Inscription. (Front)

This city park, established in 1911, was named for Confederate General Maxcy Gregg (1814-1862). It was one of several parks in Columbia proposed by landscape architect Harlan P. Kelsey of Boston, whose 1905 plan was commissioned by the Civic Improvement League. The park, donated to the city by George R. Rembert (1875-1913), was the central portion of a tract originally bounded by Bull, Wheat, and Greene Streets and the Southern Railway.

(Reverse)

The park was later divided by Pickens Street in the late 1930s and by the extension of Blossom Street in 1939. The Woman's Club of Columbia (1941), across Blossom Street, was built in what was then still part of the park. The Memorial Youth Center, dedicated in 1948, was demolished in 1987. A swimming pool and bathhouse were dedicated in 1949. Recent additions include the Capital Senior Center (1995) and Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Survivors Garden (2003).
 
Erected 2012 by The Maxcy Gregg Park Centennial Committee and the City of Columbia. (Marker Number 40-174.)
 
Location. 33° 59.853′ N, 81° 1.245′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Blossom Street, on the right when traveling
Maxcy Gregg Park Marker Reverse image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, April 29, 2012
2. Maxcy Gregg Park Marker Reverse
east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Statue of Liberty Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Youth Center (within shouting distance of this marker); The Boys of Richland County (approx. 0.2 miles away); A.S. Salley House (approx. mile away); Mexican Border and World War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Remembering Dr. King (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cain- Matthews- Tompkins House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gibbes Green (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkWar, US Civil
 
Richard & Annette Bloch Cancer Survivors Garden image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, April 29, 2012
3. Richard & Annette Bloch Cancer Survivors Garden
As mentioned on the marker
The Woman's Club of Columbia (1941) image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, April 29, 2012
4. The Woman's Club of Columbia (1941)
As mentioned on the marker.
The Pool House image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, April 29, 2012
5. The Pool House
As mentioned on the marker.
Maxcy Gregg Pool image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, April 29, 2012
6. Maxcy Gregg Pool
As mentioned on the marker.
Capital Senior Center image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, April 29, 2012
7. Capital Senior Center
As mentioned on the marker.
Maxcy Gregg Pool Bath House image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, April 29, 2012
8. Maxcy Gregg Pool Bath House
Opened July 11, 1993
Columbia City Council: Mayor Bob Coble; Luther J. Battiste, III; E.W. Cromartie, II; Francenia B. Heizer; Hamilton Osborne, Jr.; Jim Papadea; Anne Sinclair; Miles Hadley, City Manager
Maxcy Gregg Park image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, April 29, 2012
9. Maxcy Gregg Park
"Cancer ... There's Hope" image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, April 29, 2012
10. "Cancer ... There's Hope"
Sculpture in the Richard & Annette Bloch Cancer Survivors Park by Victor Salmonfs
Plaque for the Sculpture in the park image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, April 29, 2012
11. Plaque for the Sculpture in the park
"This sculpture, "Cancer ... There's Hope", is the last work of the world renowned sculptor, Victor Salmonfs. He claimed it to be his finest, a labor of love. The back five figures are cancer patients and their supporters preparing to enter treatment, represented by the maze notice the fear, determination and hope on their faces in contrast to the joy of the front three, signifying successful treatment"
Maxcy Gregg Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, August 21, 2011
12. Maxcy Gregg Tombstone
Maxcy Gregg Brig. Gen. C.S.A. mortally wounded at the battle of Fredericksburgh, Va. Dec. 13th died Dec. 13th 1862, aged 47 years. "If I am to die now, I give my life cheerfully for the independence of South Carolina."
"He rests in hope to rise."
Blue Star Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, April 29, 2012
13. Blue Star Marker
at Maxcy Gregg Park
 
 
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