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The Falls Forgotten 1960 - 2002

 
 
The Falls Forgotten 1960-2002 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 6, 2019
1. The Falls Forgotten 1960-2002 Marker
Inscription.  In 1960, the four-lane Camperdown Bridge was erected over the Reedy River Falls, obscuring its view for the next 40 years. The neighborhood surrounding the river declined, and many residents lost even the memory of the waterfall.

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.
 
Location. 34° 50.685′ N, 82° 24.04′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker can be reached from Falls Street
Marker detail: 1960 & 2005 photos<br>(<i>Camperdown Bridge mostly gone in 2005</i>) image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: 1960 & 2005 photos
(Camperdown Bridge mostly gone in 2005)
south of Murphy Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located in Falls Park, along the east approach to Liberty Bridge, overlooking the Reedy River Falls. 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 1800s – 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.) 
 
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The Falls Forgotten 1960-2002 Marker wide<br>(<i>Liberty Bridge over Reedy River in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 6, 2019
3. The Falls Forgotten 1960-2002 Marker wide
(Liberty Bridge over Reedy River in background)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 16, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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