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Carol Taylor, chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, created a tour of north Greenville for the city's 145th anniversary in 1991, and now, as Hunt County nears its 175th birthday, she's revisiting her tour to see how downtown and the residential area to the north have changed.  Downtown Greenville and the north Greenville area comprise most of the original townsite of the city.

Carol Taylor

Carol Taylor, chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, recently wrote in her blog about the mysteries posed by the backs of buildings in downtown Greenville.  Also, Carol says the Historical Commission is looking for new members, especially in rural areas outside of Greenville.

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Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor says she recently led a visiting Australian photographer on a tour of downtown Greenville, and it reminded her of the many historical details of the downtown area.  For example, Landon's Winery was originally a Kress five-and-dime store, which can still be seen if you look closely at the building.  She says owner Bob Landon has won an award for historical preservation of the building.  Carol also discusses the current Women In Need building a

Thomas Quine, Flickr, CC
Thomas Quine, Flickr, CC

Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor discusses the disastrous Ende Hotel fire in 1883 that led to Greenville creating a volunteer fire department, and eventually, in 1916, employing a professional fire department and acquiring the city's first motorized fire truck.