Manuscript Collection

Cherry Park Correspondence - Accession 1558 M761 (818)

Title

Cherry Park Correspondence - Accession 1558 M761 (818)

Files

Identifier

Accession 1558 - M761 (818)

Inclusive Dates

1986, 1992

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

16 pieces

Language

English;

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of photocopies of letters written between James Milton Cherry (1856-1920) and Olmstead Parks Firm in 1904 and research conducted in 1986 and 1992 that concerned the plan to create a park on the land that what would become Cherry Park in Rock Hill, SC. For decades the fifty acre lot that Mr. Cherry wanted to make a formal park was informally known as Cherry Park with many Rock Hillians and Winthrop students picnicking on the lot. It was not until September 8, 1985 that the current Cherry Park with its ball fields and recreational facilities was built in JM Cherry’s honor.

Provenance

The Cherry Park Correspondence was donated to the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections on August 29, 2016 by Lee H. Thomas.

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Cherry Park Correspondence - Accession 1558 M761 (818)

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