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Principal’s House and Teacherage, Greenville County

The Fountain Inn Principal’s House and Teacherage is a home and teacherage (a home for schoolteachers) located in Greenville County, South Carolina. It is last remaining building of an educational complex built for the Black children of Fountain Inn. The Rosenwald database does not mention how much the building cost. It opened in 1935 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.

Springwood Cemetery-Greenville, South Carolina

Monument for Matilda (1824-1900) and George (1819-1892)

Springwood Cemetery, located in Greenville, South Carolina, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. It is an important cemetery because it reflects the history of the city within its walls. Several early Greenville citizens call Springwood their final resting place. It also contains several Victorian markers and reflects the rural cemetery style that became popular with Mount Auburn Cemetery in Boston, Massachusetts.

The first burial was in 1812. Springwood has been known as the Elford Cemetery, the Old Graveyard, and the Old Village Burial Ground. Springwood features a formal, planned design. The pathways and design of the cemetery were created by landscape architect, G. L. Norrman, a noted architect in the Southeast, who was inspired by the rural cemetery movement.

Zahiya (1898-1975) and Alfred (1890-1951) Saad
Marker for the Efstration family plot
Close-up of the Efstration sculpture
“Stand back! I’m coming up!”-James Davis, Jr. (1927-2010)
The interesting crypt of Tweetie Carter (1876-1931).
Marker for dentist and violinist Dr. Ben C. Jones (1880-1966)