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Aiken Institute

 
 
Aiken Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2008
1. Aiken Institute Marker
Inscription.
The Aiken Institute, which gave this area the name of “Institute Hill,” was chartered in 1888. The main building, designed by I.F. Goodrich in 1891, includes a wing added in 1913. All grades attended the Institute until 1937, when a new high school was built and this became Aiken Elementary School. It was the second oldest school in use in the state when it closed in 1986. The 1913 wing became the Aiken County Public Library in 1990.
 
Erected 1999 by Aiken County Historical Society. (Marker Number 2–16.)
 
Location. 33° 33.375′ N, 81° 43.26′ W. Marker is in Aiken, South Carolina, in Aiken County. Marker is on Whiskey Road (State Highway 19) near Colleton Ave Southeast, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. in the block bounded by Chesterfield St., Whiskey Rd., Colleton Ave., S. Boundary Ave., and York St. Marker is at or near this postal address: 314 Chesterfield Street South, Aiken SC 29801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Whitney Park (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Aiken County (about 700 feet away); James F. Byrnes (about 700 feet away); Coker Spring
Aiken Institute image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Aiken Institute
(approx. 0.2 miles away); The One Room Schoolhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hofmann (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Aiken, Sr. (approx. ¼ mile away); Hitchcock Woods (approx. ¼ mile away); Aiken County Museum (approx. 0.3 miles away); Aiken County Courthouse Bell (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Aiken.
 
Also see . . .
1. Aiken County Public Library. Aiken County has a long library history demonstrating the active concern of Aiken citizens for libraries and good reading. (Submitted on March 14, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Aiken County Public Library. Part of the Aiken-Bamberg-Barnwell-Edgefield (ABBE) Regional Library System. (Submitted on March 14, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
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"Aiken Institute 1891" Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. "Aiken Institute 1891" Cornerstone
Aiken Institute , the wing turned into a Library image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. Aiken Institute , the wing turned into a Library
Aiken Institute , this building stands empty today image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
5. Aiken Institute , this building stands empty today
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,526 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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