Category Archives: Historic Photos

Smithville High School-Smithville, Georgia

I don’t believe this school still stands unless it’s been incorporated in the current Smithville High School.

Glenn Springs Hotel-Glenn Springs, South Carolina

If you are from Spartanburg County, you might have heard about the healing waters of Glenn Springs that attracted thousands of people a year. The Glenn Springs Hotel was built in 1831 to cater to these visitors. It was destroyed by fire in 1941.

A train would bring vacationers to the Glenn Springs Station. A caravan would bring visitors and their luggage to the hotel. It was a vacation place for the elite and well-connected. Advertisements were placed around the country to attract visitors.

Photo information:

1. Public domain image from the South Carolina Digital Library’s postcard collection

2. Landrum, J. B. O. (1900). History of Spartanburg County: embracing an account of many important events, and biographical sketches of statesmen, divines and other public men … Atlanta, Ga.: The Franklin prtg. and pub. co..

3. info coming

4. Hayward, A. C.(1961, May 28). Glenn Springs: S. C.’s legendary fountain of youth. The State. p.C1.

5. 1911, June 18 issue of The State

Courthouse-Spartanburg, South Carolina

I grew up in Spartanburg and decided to look for old photos in public domain books. It pains me that Spartanburg got rid of the building.

The above building replaced this one.

Reference: Landrum, J. B. (1900). History of Spartanburg County. The Franklin Printing and Publishing Company.