Published: October 02. 2012 6:42PM
Written by Kim Hassold
October is here and we find ourselves right in the middle of one of our favorite times of year: Football season is officially in full swing.
Some traditions stay the same no matter what the year on the calendar. In this photo, students joined hand in hand during a Furman University pep rally to walk up University Ridge to Augusta Street. The building to the left was The Pickwick Sandwich Shop, a popular gathering place for college students at the time. The Pickwick received its name from the Charles Dickens novel “The Pickwick Papers,” in which students often gathered at the Pickwick Pub. The sandwich shop’s menu is painted on the side of the building.
The structure is currently the home of the Warehouse Theatre. As for The Pickwick, the much-loved establishment later added a pharmacy and still serves loyal customers right along Augusta Road.
Kelly Lee Odom was raised in the Augusta Road area and worked in his family’s pharmacy, of which he is now a third-generation owner along with his brother. Odom recently published a book, “Greenville’s Augusta Road,” dedicated to promoting and preserving the area.
|Reprinted with permission from Greenville's Augusta Road, by Kelly Lee Odom. Available from the publisher online at www.arcadiapublishing.com or by calling 888-313-2665.|