City of GreenvilleRenovation of this historic bridge was completed in 2001. The first of many projects planned for the new millenium with the goal of enhancing the public's enjoyment of the historic Reedy River Falls area.
Knox H. White, Mayor
Lillian B. Flemming, Mayor Pro Tem, District 2
Fred Carpenter, Vice Mayor Pro Tem, At-Large
Debra M. Sofield, District 1
Chandra E. Dillard, District 3
Garry W. Coulter, District 4
Michelle R. Shain, At-Large
Rededicated November 2001
Historic Renovation 2001
The renovation of this significant city structure is dedicated to the efforts of those who preceded us and to the future of those who will succeed us.
Thomas C. Gower
1822-1894Thomas C. Gower, A native of Maine, was known as a public-spirited leader and business entrepreneur.
Never afraid of controversy, Gower ran for Mayor in 1870 on the single issue of building a bridge over the Reedy River. Gower won the race and served as Mayor of Greenville in 1870-1871. During his tenure, a wooden bridge was built across the Reedy River.
Gower was a founder of the Gower, Cox and Markley coach factory, Greenvilles first major industry. He owned a Tannery, Shoe Factory, Insurance Agency, and Hauling and Warehousing business. Gower led the drive for Public Education and chaired the City's first School Board.