Monday, September 20, 2010

Main Street, Greenville, USA

A few photographs we took on Greenville’s beautiful Main Street:

A view down Main Street in Greenville. A canopy of trees shades much of the length of this very pedestrian-friendly street.

A statue of Joel Roberts Poinsett, physician, botanist, and US statesman (the Poinsett Bridge in Greenville is named for him).

Some of the wall art on Main Street.

Statues dedicated to the Sterling Pride Society, which is devoted to the history of Sterling High School (1896-1970), the first black public high school in Greenville County.

A statue of Max Heller, who came to this country as a young Jewish refugee from Austria and became mayor of Greenville, serving from 1971 to 1979. You can read the story of his life as presented on the panels next to his statue here.


  1. Isnt' the Christmas plant. the Poinsettia, named for John Roberts Poinsett? I read that he was a botanist and discovered it in Mexico.

  2. Thank you for posting your photos. I love to see various Main Streets in towns I haven't visited.

  3. Yes, he's the very one, Heather. And I believe there is also a Poinsett Hotel on Main Street.

    Linda - You'll have to visit this Main Street! It's so pleasant.