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Carolina Wrens: A Bird’s Eye View of Downtown Anderson is a special installation of bronze wren sculptures throughout downtown.
Main Street is a flutter, with dozens of Carolina Wrens roosting in unusual spots! Put your skills to the test, find them all, and make your Downtown Anderson stroll a unique experience.
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Without Whitner, we wouldn’t have those streetlights overhead!
In 1895 Anderson native and engineer, William Church Whitner, built a hydro-electric power plant – the first in the southeast to transmit electricity over long distance lines. The innovation of Mr. Whitner helped to spur the modern industrialization of the southeast.
Today, Mr. Whitner stands at the corner of West Whitner and Main streets, his face turned upward toward the powered streetlights. Stop by for a visit with Mr. Whitner and learn all the details.