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President's House

(University of South Carolina)

 

ó1810 ó

 
President's House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
1. President's House Marker
Inscription. This building replaced the first faculty residence on campus which was destroyed by fire in 1854. Designed by P.H. Hammarskold, the presidents house introduced the Regency Style of Architecture to Columbia. It served as a faculty residence until the 1940's when it was converted to a woman's residence hall. At that time it was named for G.A. Wauchope. composer of the university's alma mater. In 1952 it was converted to a single dwelling to become the official president's house.
 
Location. 33° 59.872′ N, 81° 1.695′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker can be reached from Sumter Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located University South Carolina Campus in the "Horseshoe" southside- entrance from Sumter Street. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rutledge College (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Rutledge College (within shouting distance of this marker); Legare College (within shouting distance of this marker); Pinckney College (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
President's House National Register and American Revolution Bicentennial medallions image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 26, 2012
2. President's House National Register and American Revolution Bicentennial medallions
McCutchen House (about 300 feet away); Site where James Dickey Wrote Deliverance (about 300 feet away); Site of Original President's House 1807 (about 400 feet away); The L. Marion Gressette Euphradian Society Hall (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia.
 
Regarding President's House. National Register of Historic Places:
Old Campus District, University of South Carolina (added 1970 - - #70000596)
Bounded by Pendleton, Sumter, Pickens, and Green Sts. , Columbia
♦ Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Mills,Robert, et al.
♦ Architectural Style: Early Republic
♦ Area of Significance: Education, Architecture
♦ Period of Significance: 1850-1874, 1825-1849, 1800-1824
♦ Owner: State
♦ Historic Function: Education, Recreation And Culture
♦ Historic Sub-function: College, Monument/Marker
♦ Current Function: Education, Recreation And Culture
♦ Current Sub-function: College, Monument/Marker

(University of South Carolina Historic
President's House Markers image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 26, 2012
3. President's House Markers
District) Chartered in 1801 as South Carolina College, opened 1805, and re-chartered as University of South Carolina in 1865, the institution reflects the ambitions and fortunes of the state. A tree-shaded quadrangle centers the Old Campus District. The buildings bordering the quadrangle present balanced grouping and harmony of design, austere simplicity of early Republican architecture. A brick wall erected in 1835 surrounds them. Landmarks include Rutledge College (ca. 1805) and Maxcy Monument (ca. 1827), both designed by Robert Mills; DeSaussure College (1809), designed by Edward Clark; South Caroliniana Library (ca.1840), the oldest separate college library building in the United States; and the Gymnasium, designed by Jacob Graves in 1855 as a chapel. There are over twenty other contributing campus institutional buildings and numerous contributing landscape features. Listed in the National Register June 5, 1970. ( South Carolina Department of Archives and History)
 
Also see . . .  Presidentís House at the University of South Carolina ( Both first and present). The current Presidentís House dates to 1854, when it was built as a residential duplex for faculty members and their families. It is situated on the south side of the Horseshoe, the Universityís original campus from 1805 that now is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Submitted on January 20, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
President's House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 26, 2012
4. President's House and Marker
 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 269 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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