>Stairsteps to nowhere?

>From EH: Joe Grice, maintenance supervisor for Greenville City Park, asked me if I knew what the steps in this photo had once led to. I have no idea. The old dance hall would have been somehwere behind Shelter #3, but that was across the street. Can your readers help?

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  1. #1 by Anonymous on August 17, 2010 - 6:21 pm

    >I think there was a large fountain there – we used to jump in it

  2. #2 by Connie on August 17, 2010 - 6:57 pm

    >Someone should get ahold of Bill Booker, he's a pretty good historian and may have some idea.

  3. #3 by Cindy on August 17, 2010 - 7:16 pm

    >I asked my 85 year old father………..he can't remember anything else besides what is there right now. BUT, he said what is now the flower bed use to be a fountain with water around it.Does anyone besides me remember the swan fountain/wading pool in the kids play area?

  4. #4 by Jess E. on August 17, 2010 - 9:45 pm

    >yea, im thinking there was some sort of a flower bed with an angel statue in the middle. my dad & i usd to take walks in the park when i was younger & we would go that way. but dont quote me as its been too long.

  5. #5 by Anonymous on August 17, 2010 - 10:49 pm

    >There was a fountain and a sidewalk that went to the parking lot (swimming pool lot). We used the sidewalk to access the band shelter. They used to hold Homecoming Prep rally in the band shelter.

  6. #6 by Anonymous on August 18, 2010 - 12:15 am

    >It was a stimulus project. I heard it cost several milion dollars and put at least 100 workers to work for at least 6 minutes.

  7. #7 by Bob on August 18, 2010 - 1:43 am

    >The old walkway used to come down those steps to get to the level of the fountain and the seating area for the band shell.

  8. #8 by Anonymous on August 18, 2010 - 2:38 am

    >I agree with Bob, lead to Band StandLook in the 1972 year book and on page 3 there is a nice picture of three Sophmores frolicking in the swan water fountain near the snack bar..

  9. #9 by Anonymous on August 18, 2010 - 2:53 am

    >I remember the steps and a grand entry way leading to the band stand.As to the fountain talked about look in the class of '72 yearbook and see it. Three young men frolicking in it.

  10. #10 by Anonymous on August 18, 2010 - 3:13 am

    >The swan fountain had an identical twin at the Greenville Union cemetery, both were removed and the two swans plus parts of the fountains where stored at a house on W. Park in Greenville. The house is for sale, the swans have been sold off in the past few years, but one of the fountain basins is still in the back yard of the home.

  11. #11 by Anonymous on August 18, 2010 - 11:56 am

    >I think the steps lead to the building where Greenville's community pride was stored. I believe it was removed about 25 years ago.

  12. #12 by Anonymous on August 18, 2010 - 10:48 pm

    >The swan fountain and wading pool was a very hot spot to be on a hot sunny day when I was a child. My mother used to bring my sister, my brother and myself there to play in the water. The swan used to spout water out of her beak and it would splatter on the upper level and run down like a water falls all around the fountain. It was a really great place at one time, but like so many things it isn't good enough for the folks of Greenville anymore. Newer always seems to be better is how most of Greenville seems to feel. As for the steps they did lead down to a sidewalk that took you to the band shelter but they got rid of the sidewalk as well.

  13. #13 by Anonymous on August 19, 2010 - 2:16 am

    >The fountain sounds soo cool! I would love to have seen it!!

  14. #14 by Anonymous on August 19, 2010 - 2:37 pm

    >So the conclusion is the steps were just the sidewalk and when they removed the sidewalk they kept 4 random stairs to screw with us?

  15. #15 by EH on August 19, 2010 - 7:26 pm

    >THANKS FOR ALL THE INPUT! I WILL NOTIFY JOE GRICE AT CITY PARK.

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