Greenville in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Falls Forgotten 1960 - 2002
Then, in 1974, the Carolina Foothills Garden Club, under the leadership of Harriet Wyche, saw the potential for the landscape around the bridge and adopted the area as a major beautification project. Over the next several decades the Club slowly made small but important improvements to the nearly forgotten and disused area.
Over time, the Club and the City of Greenville, working with a team of local and international designers including, Andrea Mains, Miguel Rosales, Schlaich Bergermann and Partners, Tom Keith and Robert Miller, developed a broad vision for a beautiful park surrounding the falls — a vision that could only be fully realized with removal of the highway bridge.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 34° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville SC 29601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Falls Reclaimed and the Liberty Bridge 2004 (here, next to this marker); The Falls and Industry 1800’s – 1960 (here, next to this marker); Cradle of Greenville (a few steps from this marker); Richard Pearis (a few steps from this marker); Camperdown Mill (a few steps from this marker); Liberty Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); The Reedy River (within shouting distance of this marker); Paul Ellis, III Overlook (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
Also see . . . Greenville History. The vision for a dramatic public garden was finally realized when the Camperdown Bridge was removed in 2002. Using funds generated through a local hospitality tax, and building on the master plan designed in 1999 by landscape architect Andrea Mains, Falls Park was developed to include 20 acres of gardens showcasing Reedy River Falls. (Submitted on June 16, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 484 times since then and 203 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 16, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.