Greenville, South Carolina: Weird Peg Leg Bates

Peg Leg Bates overcame a crippling injury to become a famous vaudeville peg-leg tap dancer. The theater where he got his big break once stood on this spot. In 2013 Greenville unveiled a "modernistic" statue of Bates made of a twisted mass of dull-colored pipes and bolts.

Address:
E. Washington St., Greenville, SC
Directions:
Downtown. On the south side of E. Washington St. just west of its intersection with S. Spring St.
Admission:
Free
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Weird Peg Leg Bates

Bad news. He's not there now. Sad face.

[Susan, 11/22/2021]

The statue, unveiled in 2013, is in the shop for some maintenance and refinishing. The city says it should be back "within a few weeks."

Weird Peg Leg Bates.

Weird Peg Leg Bates

Interesting sculpture of Peg Leg Bates and a great story on a plaque nearby.

[Mark B, 02/25/2017]

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