Balsam Shade
6944 SR 32, Greenville
dates to be updated
currently, church-resort

current photo needed


--from Edna Ingalls Adams' 1983 article
Burdette and Evangeline Griffin bought this resort in 1935 from Shepards. Gus and Gladys Shepard had a very popular resort just across the Greene County line in   Albany  County. Balsam Shade was at first an over-flow house from Shepard's.  Growth began and continued with several hotels, the large main house, swimming pool, tennis courts, etc. It is still owned by the Griffen family and the present managers are Edward and Mary Griffin.

1937 Main House


possibly1940s post card

possibly 1940s post card


1980s aerial

the classic neon sign in Greenville - 1980s