Greenville Street Park


Greenville Street Park is a two-acre urban park nestled between Greenville Street and LaGrange Street, within walking distance of Historic Downtown Newnan. The park was designed as a gathering place for downtown patrons, lunch time crowds, afternoon and evening musical concerts, and other festive events. The park features a 25 column colonnaded entrance, a terraced lawn area and stage that serves as a small amphitheater, a water fountain, brick plazas, a covered pavilion, meandering paths, secluded benches, and extensive landscaping.

Greenville Street Park features two sculptures that enhance the character and experience of this community gathering place, Flight Lesson and Lady of the House.

Flight Lesson is an artistic focal point in Greenville Street Park, and features the animated experience of community, family and nature. Flight Lesson was commissioned by prominent Atlanta artist, Martin Dawe.

Lady of the House, by Carol Harless, represents the "joy and exuberance of a young woman celebrating her architectural legacy." This joyful woman dances in a dress while holding a piece of barge board -- decorative millwork used on many Victorian-era cottages -- overhead. The barge board is significant to Harless because it's rumored that no two barge boards in Newnan's historic districts are alike. Much of the barge board trim in Newnan was made by R.D. Cole Manufacturing Co., which later became Brown Steel and Caldwell Tank. In the 1800s R.D. Cole produced fine millwork before the company went into the manufacture of steel tanks. The company also built the 1904 Coweta County Courthouse.

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