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Piedmont Technical College, Edgefield Center

Originally Adams’ Warehouse

 
 
Piedmont Technical College, Edgefield Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 10, 2008
1. Piedmont Technical College, Edgefield Center Marker
Inscription. W.W. Adams, a prosperous Edgefield merchant and longtime Edgefield mayor, built this building in 1907 as a warehouse to serve the needs of cotton founders. The Edgefield Chronicle noted in that year: "The great brick warehouse of Mr. W.W. Adams, hard by a railroad depot, is rapidly nearing completion. And its hung and towering walls will make you think of the Bastille in Paris." At that time the economy of Edgefield County was dominated by the growing of cotton, with almost all economic activity dependent upon that crop. This warehouse, located adjacent to the railroad depot, was a vital part of that economy, providing storage space for both bales of cotton and bags of guano (fertilizer). For over three quarters of a century cotton was stored here. In 1998, the building was acquired by Piedmont Technical College and converted into the Edgefield Center to serve the citizens of Edgefield County.
 
Location. 33° 47.3′ N, 81° 55.517′ W. Marker is in Edgefield, South Carolina, in Edgefield County. Marker is on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is to the right of the main entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Edgefield SC 29824, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Andrew Pickens (within shouting distance of this marker); Town of Edgefield Parking Lot
Piedmont Technical College, Edgefield Center image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 10, 2008
2. Piedmont Technical College, Edgefield Center
Marker is to the right of the main entrance.
(within shouting distance of this marker); George McDuffie (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edgefield (about 700 feet away); Edgefield United Methodist Church / The Reverend Joseph Moore (about 800 feet away); Old Law Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pierce Mason Butler (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oakley Park Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church / Village Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Jewish Merchants of Edgefield (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Edgefield.
 
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