"S" is for Sirrine, Joseph Emory [1872-1947]. Architect, engineer. After graduating from Furman Sirrine was hired by the New England textile engineering firm Lockwood Green & Company to be the resident engineer for several projects in Greenville. In 1899 the company appointed him as its southern representative, responsible for all the company’s textile construction. Four years later he opened his own business, J.E. Sirrine, Architects and Engineers. The company built mills throughout the southeast as well as schools, churches, tobacco factories, bridges, colleges, and military camps.