About the Committee
The Slater Hall Citizens' Committee is a group of concerned local area residents dedicated to the restoration of the Slater Hall property. Initially formed in 2005, the committee is comprised of people from all walks of life—long time residents, as well as people new to the area that want to see this historic property restored.
We are a recognized non-profit organization entirely dedicated to raising community awareness and financial support through fund raising efforts, securing government monies, and corporate sponsorship. We sponsor multiple community events and programs throughout the year.
SHCC is dedicated to the revitalization of the building, the property and the community is serves. The Slater Hall Citizens' Committee continues develop new programs and events at the Hall to ensure that it is and will remain the “social hub” of the community.
Meeting Dates & Times: The Slater Hall Citizens' Committee meets quarterly in the Slater Hall Annex at 6:00pm. Our 2018 dates are March 15th, June 21st, September 20th, and November 15th.
Subject to Change. Please check Calendar and Facebook for changes
About Slater Hall
A Virtual Tour of Slater Hall can be viewed HERE.
In 1927 H.N. Slater purchased 466 acres of property in Northern Greenville county to build a textile mill and “village”. This village consisted of homes, a Fire Dept., General Store, Barber shop, Post Office and the hub of all social activity, the Slater Hall Community Center. The mill, still in operation, has a rich history, including a role in producing the fabric used for the Apollo 11 spacesuits that “walked on the moon”.
This large, three story building, situated on 3.83 acres of property at the heart of the Slater-Marietta area. The bottom floor provides a large gym, stage, and auditorium area where the mill hosted community wide events including movies, dances, and holiday celebrations. The second and third floors provide additional meeting space used for a wide variety of purposes from children’s activities like scouting to senior citizens’ gatherings.
In 1945 ownership of the hall passed to the Slater Community Association and continued to function as a community gathering spot into the 70’s. Without funding the Slater Community Association was unable to maintain the building and eventually it fell to a state of disrepair—no longer safe to house community events. In 1984 the Slater Community Association gifted the property to the Greenville County Recreation District, now Greenville County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism (GCPRT).
GCPRT constructed a new Senior Action Center on the property, and is actively supportive of the committee's goal to restore the original structure.
Since the inception of the Slater Hall Citizens’ Committee, over $160,000 in government funding has been allocated to the GCPRT for the restoration of the building. Starting in 2005, beautiful new landscaping and a 1/4 mile walking path, along with several picnic areas, have been installed across the property. A wonderful new playground, dedicated in May of 2006, has already become an active gathering spot for the younger local residents. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the lunar landing and pay homage to the role that the Slater Mill and community played in that endeavor, a “Space Shuttle Rocker” was installed in the summer of 2009 in the toddler area of the playground. Other property improvements included the repaving of the basketball and the installation of two new basketball goals.
In order to reopen the Hall, structural work on the building began in the summer 2007 with the replacement of the roof and gutter system to protect the structure from further weather damage. In 2008, the building was equipped with a state of the art electrical system including two sets of event panels to support outside activities on the property. In late 2009, electrical upgrades and plumbing renovations on the first floor were completed. In early 2010, an exterior handicap accessibility ramp was installed and a local craftsman restored all the first floor and front windows—a key first step to restoring the building’s appearance to its original condition.
On April 10, 2010, the SHCC celebrated the “Grand Re-Opening” of Slater Hall. In 2011, in an effort to increase community activity within the newly renovated building, the GCPRT began hosting “Open Gym” every Thursday evening from September through May. In 2012, the main floor and mezzanine was repainted with the original lead paint abated, and in 2015, a central HVAC was installed for the first level.
Now we continue to work to have more of the facility restored. Currently only the first level is open. Our hope is to have the mezzanine and upper level open in the near future.
Slater Hall is not just a building, it is a community resource, and its usage will provide Northern Greenville County with a venue to reinstate some of the traditions so valuable to the “village” and establish new opportunities for cultural growth and development.
Slater Hall History VideoProduced in conjuction with the Travelers Rest Historical Society, the following video features interviews of community members as they share memories of Slater Hall's past.
Our CalendarPast Events Archive
ProgramsSince its reopening in 2010, Slater Hall Community Center has become home to several programs that actively engage the community physically, mentally, creatively, and spiritually.
Arts & Culture Programs
Slater Hall Art Club
Currently in Planning
Slater Hall Art ClubCurrently in Planning
Health, Wellness, and Sports
Living Water Martial Arts at Slater HallAll Ages
Rev. Scott Catoe teaches karate on Monday nights starting at 6pm. Visit Living Water Marital Arts at Slater Hall on Facebook.
Open GymAll Ages
Greenville County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism opens up the gym at Slater Hall for community play on Tuesday and Friday evenings from 6:15pm to 8:00pm.
2018 Summer Camp @ Slater HallRising 1st-6th Grade | Cost: $310 | When: Mon.-Fri. 7:30am-6:00pm 6/11-8/10 (Closed 7/4)
Greenville County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism is holding a summer camp at Slater Hall. Please see Community Center Camp Page for more information and to register online. Hurry! spaces fill quickly.
Girl Scouts of the USAMountains to Midlands Troop #1021 meets in the Slater Hall Annex on Thursday nights at 6:00pm. Contact Linda Medlin (864) 561-4133 for more information.
Adult and Senior Development
Senior ActionSenior Action- North Greenville meets in the Slater Hall annex. Senior Action provides a time for fellowship, activities, and Lunch for active independent seniors of northern Greenville County. Senior Action meets every weekday, except Tuesdays and holidays, from 9am to 1pm (Lunch is served at 12pm). To find out more about Senior Action, call Rebecca Farmer, Site Coordinator, at 864-498-8252, or check out their web site or their Facebook.
Slater-Marietta MuseumWe are currently developing a project to display historical information about the Slater and Marietta Communities in the lobby of historic Slater Hall. If interested please contact us with the information below.
Check out the Slater-Marietta History playlist on our YouTube channel here.
As a Volunteer
Slater Hall Citizens' Committee operates solely with the aid of volunteers, and we are happy to recieve new volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, but cannot make it to the regularly scheduled meetings, or want an update, E-mail us.
As a Donor
If you would like to help the Slater Hall Citizen's Committee in their mission, please click the link below to make a secure contribution by PayPal (MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover can all be used).
Rent The HallDo you want to use the Slater Hall for your special event?
Fully accessible ground floor room suitable for community/family events with a stage and hardwood floors great for dancing, etc.
All events taking place inside Slater Hall and the Annex require a rental agreement with Greenville County Recreation, please contact Lawanda Curry, Community Center District Manager, of the Greenville County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism either by phone (864-288-6470 ext. 121) or by Email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Updated pricing and user regulations can be found at Greenville County Rec
Location | Contact Us
Our physical (not mailing) address is:
5 Whitney Street
Slater, South Carolina 29683
If you would like to contact us by mail, our mailing address is:
Slater Hall Citizen's Committee
PO Box 203
Slater, South Carolina 29683
Our E-mail address is info@SlaterHallSC.org