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Blue Key National Honor Fraternity Gateway

 
 
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By Brian Scott, December 26, 2011
1. Blue Key National Honor Fraternity Gateway
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Inscription.
[North Plaque]:
Dedicated by
Blue Key National Honor Fraternity
Clemson University Chapter
April 6, 1997

History of the Original Gates
The will of Thomas Green Clemson called for the establishment of a "high seminary of learning" where students could study science and mechanical art. According to Mr. Clemson, the University would become a "people's university," and open its doors of higher learning to all South Carolinians, rich and poor alike.

These stone columns mark the original formal gateway to Clemson University. The original gates were constructed from field and river stone in 1915, 26 years after the founding of the land-grant institution known then as Clemson Agricultural College in November 1889. This landmark served as a meeting place for cadets and travelers throughout the decades.

The columns and walls are constructed in the Arts and Crafts architectural style, a pre-World War I style which calls for a minimum of mortar, sand, and other materials. The current gates were renovated in 1932 with wash stone obtained from the Seneca River, now part of Lake Hartwell. They stand as a proud memorial of our history.

Blue Key National Honor Fraternity
Welcomes You to Clemson University
"Our Gates Are Always Open"
The
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By Brian Scott, December 26, 2011
2. Blue Key National Honor Fraternity Gateway
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1995-96 and 1996-97 Blue Key National Honor Fraternity members at Clemson University proudly provided the planning, organization, and sponsorship of the Blue Key Endowment. Funds from this endowment have been used to renovate the original formal gates to Clemson University.

The Blue Key Chapter represents a cross-section of the University's most outstanding students in terms of leadership, scholarship, and achievement. Blue Key, founded at Clemson University in 1932, has more than 1,400 alumni members.

Presidents of Clemson Blue Key Chapter (1932-1997)

 
Erected 1997 by Blue Key National Honor Fraternity, Clemson University Chapter.
 
Location. 34° 40.45′ N, 82° 48.75′ W. Marker is in Clemson, South Carolina, in Pickens County. Marker is on Pendleton Street (State Highway 28), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clemson SC 29631, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hanover House (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Hanover House (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Hanover House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Hayden Conference Center
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By Brian Scott, December 26, 2011
3. Blue Key National Honor Fraternity Gateway
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List of Doners
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Log House (approx. half a mile away); Hunt Cabin (approx. half a mile away); Dr. Luther W. Baxter (approx. half a mile away); The Camellia Garden (approx. half a mile away); Hosta Garden Donors (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Charles and Betty Cruickshank Hosta Garden (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Clemson.
 
Also see . . .
1. Blue Key. Blue Key is a service honor fraternity that sponsors, amongst other projects, Tigerama. (Submitted on December 27, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Blue Key Honor Society. Blue Key Honor Society is a premier honor society that recognizes college students at senior institutions of higher education for balanced and all-around excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. (Submitted on June 17, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Thomas Green Clemson. Thomas Green Clemson, (July 1, 1807 – April 6, 1888) was an American politician and statesman, serving as an ambassador and the
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By Brian Scott, December 26, 2011
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United States Superintendent of Agriculture. (Submitted on June 17, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
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Blue Key National Honor Fraternity Gateway<br>South Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, December 26, 2011
5. Blue Key National Honor Fraternity Gateway
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By Brian Scott, December 26, 2011
6. Blue Key National Honor Fraternity Gateway
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 336 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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