Sanborn insurance maps of Greenville, SC (between 1884 and 1920)
I came across some old insurance maps of Greenville (and Columbia & Atlanta - those are coming soon) and the type and ornamentation on them is incredible. The fact that someone did it all by hand blows my mind. Those guys were the real deal.
Also, can any of my Greenvillians / history buffs explain to me why the population almost tripled in ten years between 1898 and 1908?
This girl is the most promising thing to come out of South Carolina in a long, long time. She’s going to be massive.
I have to agree as far as singer/songwriters go. Ella Mae Bowen from Walhalla, SC, already signed to Big Machine Label Group and is only fifteen years old. This song is a beautiful (albeit twangy for my tastes) cover of one of my favorites “Holding Out For A Hero” by Bonnie Tyler. The original was on the first Footloose (1984), and Bowen’s is on the soundtrack for the new Footloose (2011). (Bowen’s Facebook)
Toro Y Moi - I Can Get Love
Olympia Mill, Columbia SC.
I feel like the ghosts of a lot of dead children probably live there.
They do- I have a friend who lived in Granby that had a little boy who would sit on the end of her bed, spin her chair around at night, and move stuff on the counter.
It’s why I refuse to live there.
That’s a cool picture.
This movie sounds magical and inspiring.
Ok. Soooo I do not seem to use this. BUT I am going to try, again. I am having dinner with my favorite bloggess this evening and I may ask for some advice. Such as, where in the hell do you find all the neat stuff you post?
Summer is almost over ya’ll. I can smell newly sharpened pencils and pumpkin chai lattes in my immediate future.
Could you be any cuter? Terra was fabulous, as always, and it was great to see you. We’ll get our first tastes of pumpkin chai lattes on September 1st, so it won’t be long. We should go ahead a pencil in a coffee date. Hope your first two days of class went well.
Dinner party at Cellar on Greene!
…One of these days I will make it to trivia at the Whig!
May I kindly request that the next time you park your bike you do it @ a parking meter pole & not in the grass — that I painstakingly cultivate for the beauty of(?) us all.
My friend (and The Director of the Palmetto Cycling Coalition here in Columbia) found this note from one of the owners of G-Shop taped to her bike while in Five Points. Rachael’s caption for the photo: This note was left on my bike at lunch today. Linda and I had a very nice conversation after I found the note, and I *politely* explained that I do not like to park on meters because I use a coil lock and my bike can very easily be slipped over. Thats what we call bike advocacy/education in action.
Anyone who occasionally rides a bike around Columbia knows how hard it is to find an actual bike rack (that is properly installed) on which to park your bike safely. Anyone who knows Linda or her husband and their insatiable thirst for “revamping” Five Points, I’m sure is outraged at her ignorance. Seriously, if you don’t provide safe, wide sidewalks with foliage, benches off-set from the walking path, bike lanes separated from parking (unlike the death trap “bike lane” of Harden—being doored or pulled into) with safe bike parking— you will never bring the foot traffic of the Five Points shoppers like you would like to see. I don’t care how many unnecessary fountains you install, it doesn’t make it any safer to cross those streets on foot, or even pleasant enough drive through. And, how many drug stores do we need in a five block radius?