The following information can be found on the City of Greenville Official WebsiteÂ
The area now known as Hampton-Pinckney was purchased in 1815 by Vardry McBee who spent $27,550 for 11,028 acres of land in what is now the center of Greenville. It was also a period of rapid expansion for Greenvilleâ€™s textile industry. Today the Hampton-Pinckney Historic District, one of the oldest in-town neighborhoods, has the most important representation in the city of fanciful, sometimes exuberant dwellings of the Victorian Era. During the First World War, the production of cloth for uniforms and other war materials kept the mill industry thriving. The resulting strong economy paved the way for another building boom in the early 1920s. The district was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977, becoming Greenvilleâ€™s first National Register District. In 1979 the neighborhood became the first locally designated Preservation Overlay District.
More information can be found at www.hampton-pinckney.org
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