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Rutledge College

1805

 
 
Rutledge College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 13, 2013
1. Rutledge College Marker
Inscription. Rutledge College was the first first building to be erected at South Carolina College. At that time it served as Residence Hall, Lecture Hall, Chapel, Library, Faculty Housing and Laboratory. Rutledge College was named for John and Edward Rutledge, both Governors of South Carolina. In 1855 the building was destroyed by fire and rebuilt immediately. After the Civil War the east wing was used as quarters by the Federal Military commander of the Columbia District. During that time the Columbia Post Office and the Office of the State Treasurer were in the west wing and the House of Representatives met in the chapel. Today Rutledge College is used as a chapel and a residence hall and houses the Department of Religious Studies.
 
Location. 33° 59.886′ N, 81° 1.657′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker can be reached from Sumter Street 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. A different marker also named Rutledge College (here, next to this marker); Site of Original President's House 1807
Rutledge College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 13, 2013
2. Rutledge College Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); President's House (within shouting distance of this marker); Gibbes Green (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); McCutchen House (about 400 feet away); Site where James Dickey Wrote Deliverance (about 400 feet away); Legare College (about 500 feet away); Mexican Border and World War Memorial (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia.
 
Regarding Rutledge College. National Register of Historic Places:
Old Campus District, University of South Carolina (added 1970 - - #70000596)
Robert Mills, the nation's first federal architect and the designer of the Washington Monument, greatly influenced the architecture of South Carolina College. Mills was involved in the design of Rutledge, South Caroliniana Library, and Maxcy Monument in the center of the Horseshoe, named for the first president of the South Carolina College, Jonathan Maxcy.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Rutledge College National Register, American Revolution Bicentennial Landmark 9 Medallions image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 13, 2013
3. Rutledge College National Register, American Revolution Bicentennial Landmark 9 Medallions
Maxcy Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 16, 2009
4. Maxcy Monument
Robert Mills, the nation's first federal architect and the designer of the Washington Monument, greatly influenced the architecture of South Carolina College. Mills was involved in the design of Rutledge, and Maxcy Monument in the center of the Horseshoe, named for the first president of the college, Jonathan Maxcy.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 256 times since then. 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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