Reedy River Falls Historic ParkThe Greenville Garden Club won the $500 second place price in Better Homes and Gardens' "Most Beautiful America" contest in 1932 for their landscaping of Rock Quarry Park. Members used the money to develop South Carolina's first arboretum on five acres of Furman University land immediately above this plaque. The plan, developed by Mrs. H.T. Crigler of the Garden Club, J.A. McPherson of the Parks and Trees Commission, and Furman botanist Sumner Ives, included flower beds, terraces, winding walks, retaining walls, and "picturesque seats of natural stone." WPA workers built the project. Beginning with 266 trees of 25 varieties, club members added hollies, magnolias, and other specimen plantings to create one of Greenville's most attractive tourist sights in the 1930s. The arboretum was neglected during World War II, and fell into decay when Furman moved away.
|Series||This marker is part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 11:37pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 371772 N 3856597|
|Decimal Degrees||34.84361667, -82.40250000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 50.617', W 82° 24.15'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 50' 37.02" N, 82° 24' 9.00" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||803, 864|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2601-2629 Furman College Way, Greenville SC 29601, US|
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