Pettigru Street Historic District

About

The Pettigru Street Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Portions of the content on this web page were adapted from a copy of the original nomination document. [1] Adaptation copyright © 2008, The Gombach Group.

Description

The Pettigru Street Historic District is located to the east of the downtown area and contains seventy-one properties. The majority of the buildings were built between 1910 and 1930 and are of frame and brick construction. The district features a wide variety of building styles, including the Queen Anne and local interpretations of the Bungalow and Colonial Revival forms. Many of the streets are tree-lined, and the buildings have common setbacks.

Significance

The Pettigru Street Historic District is significant for its wide range of architectural styles, which mirrors the growth of Greenville between 1890 and 1930. The district was also the home of many prominent businessmen and mill owners. The area is unique in the city for its evolution of styles from the Victorian era to 1930. The majority of the buildings were constructed in the Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, and Bungalow styles. Although there has been some commercial encroachment, most of the area remains a residential neighborhood.

Key properties contributing to the character of the district:

  1. Pettigru Street Historic District, nomination document, 1982, National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, Washington, D.C.

Location

Nearby

Colonel Elias Earle Historic District • East Park Historic District • Hampton-Pinckney Historic District •

Streets

Alm Way • Boyce Avenue • Broadus Avenue • Carolina Drive • Manly Street • Pettigru Street • Toy Street • Washington Street East • Whitsett Street • Williams Street