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Thomas and Gracie Vines

Date: Dec. 27 2016 | Identifier: Digital Object
Photographs of Thomas and Gracie Vines taken at the Town Common, Greenville, N.C., accompanied by an oral history interview, for the Beyond Bricks and Mortar project. Gracie Vines is a former resident of the Shore Drive neighborhood, that was destroyed in the 1960's to make room for the Town Common Park. In her interview, Mrs. Vines describes her childhood in the downtown area of Greenville before redevelopment. She lived at the corner of Pitt and First Street, a short walk away from the Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church where she participated in the Little Tots choir run by Mrs. Clark. Her family had apple trees, a peach tree, and a pecan tree in their front yard. She remembers her grandmother asking her and her siblings to take care of the yard next door, and reminisces about playing ball in the street with the neighborhood children. Interviewer: Heather White. more...