THE MARSHALL & GILLIAM HOUSE

HISTORY

Long before they purchased it, the current owners loved the home and wanted to see its interior. They got the chance to own it when Wilma Bergman, wife
of the original owner, Alvan Bergman, decided to sell it to move closer to family.

Alvan Bergman, according to his 2011 obituary, played saxophone at Furman by the Lake, Greenville Concert Band, Shriner’s Hejaz Band, Greenville Senior Band, and all over the world with American’s Winds Concert Band. He was the founder of the Al Bergman Sax Quartet scholarship at Furman University. A veteran of the US Army, he served in World War II and owned Al’s Auto Supply.

DESIGN FEATURES

  • The interior has original fir shadow wood wall paneling and original fir cabinets
  • The carport features original skylights
  • The interior contains several original light fixtures
  • The kitchen contains the original range and vent hood
  • Original built-in barbecue grill
  • Original metal columns and screen doors (the current owners have added details to both)

OF NOTE

  • Furniture pieces once belonging to the Bergmans can be found throughout the home. They include a couch—it has been reupholstered—and the lamp and table behind it, as well as a coffee table and a side table. The kitchen still contains its original range and vent hood.