Paddock Club sculpture honors Greenville’s LGBTQ+ community

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) -The site of Eastern Carolina’s longest-operating LGBTQ+ bar will be honored with a public art dedication toward the end of Pride Month.

The Paddock Club on Greenville’s Dickinson Avenue operated from 1973 to 2003. The building was demolished to make way for the construction of the 10th Street Connector.

The sculpture, designed by Pitt County artist Jessica Bradsher, incorporates the salvaged staircase from the nightclub. It is adorned with powder-coated steel ribbons reflecting the colors of the rainbow.

The Pitt County Arts Council says the sculpture will be dedicated on Saturday, June 29th at 4:00 p.m. at 1010 Dickinson Avenue, by the 10th Street Connector overpass.

After the dedication, there will be a celebration at the State Theatre on West 5th Street at 7:00 p.m.

For information on that event, you can click this link.