Converse Heights

Converse Heights (HMANF)

Location: Spartanburg, SC 29302 Spartanburg County
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N 34° 57.246', W 81° 54.996'

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Converse Heights is one of Spartanburg's earliest suburbs, with most of its houses built between 1906 and 1950. This area was originally the antebellum plantation of Govan Mills (1805-1862). In 1906 Mills' heirs sold the property to Spartanburg Realty Company for development. Mills Avenue is named for Govan Mills. Converse Heights is named for Converse College, a private women's college across East Main Street, which was founded in 1889.

A mix of modest and larger houses, this area includes examples of the Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, and Craftsman architectural styles. Governors John Gray Evans (1863-1942), James F. Byrnes (1882-1972), and Donald F. Russell (1906-1998) lived here. Happy Hollow, one of the city's oldest playgrounds, is in the heart of the neighborhood. The Converse Heights Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.
Marker Number42-28
Year Placed2008
Placed ByConverse Heights Neighborhood Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 12:07pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 416310 N 3868336
Decimal Degrees34.95410000, -81.91660000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 57.246', W 81° 54.996'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 57' 14.76" N, 81° 54' 59.76" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 129 Mills Ave, Spartanburg SC 29302, US
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