Nine years after restoration began, the Old Stone Church hosted a beautiful wedding and reception on May 14, 2016. It is the first wedding there in sixty years. Congratulations and best wishes to the happy couple.
Post Office Donated to GSPS
Originally a saddler's shop constructed around 1900 and located near the historic Glenn Springs Hotel, the building served as the Glenn Springs Post Office until it closed in 1969. In 1981 William Hambrick purchased, refurbished, and relocated the structure across from the Calvary Episcopal Church. In June 2015 the Hambrick family deeded the post office to the GSPS.
Through the work of GSPS members Barbara and Marion Eubanks and Cates Hayes the building has been cleaned, doors repaired, and a new lock installed. A solar light has been added to the flag pole so it is lit at night.
Save the Cates
Through generous donations from Zimmerman Cannon and the Arkwright Foundation the GSPS begins an exciting new restoration project. The Cates Building adjacent to the old stone church has been stabilized with all windows, doors, and roof holes covered to present further weather damage. The building has been sprayed for termites and powder post beetles, stone steps cleaned, and encroaching trees will be removed.
Originally a home and then a store of the Cates family, the building served as Sunday School rooms for the Glenn Springs Presbyterian Church from 1938 until the church relocated in 1961. Research of the history of the building continues.
Executive Director of the Palmetto Heritage Trust, Michael Bedenbaugh said, "CATES is magnificent! There isn't another building like it in South Carolina!"
When restoration of the old stone church is complete, the GSPS will SAVE THE CATES!
Our monthly meeting is held at the Glenn Springs Presbyterian Church on the first Thursday of each month at 7 PM. Changes to the date and time will be posted on our site. Those interested in the Preservation of our Community History and Buildings are welcome.
For more information call 864-582-5429.