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Alester G. Furman, Jr. Administration Building

Erected 1957

 
 
Alester G. Furman, Jr. Administration Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 25, 2009
1. Alester G. Furman, Jr. Administration Building Marker
Inscription.
Named in Honor of
Alester Garden Furman, Jr.

Humanitarian, Master Planner, Friend of Youth, Champion of Education, Guiding Light in Building the New South.

This administration building is named to honor Mr. Furman in grateful recognition of his enduring support of Furman University.

 
Erected 1957.
 
Location. 34° 55.517′ N, 82° 26.2′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Touch for map. Marker is located on the west side of the building, on the campus of Furman University. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville SC 29617, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John E. Johns Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Alester Garden Furman, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); John E. Johns '47 (within shouting distance of this marker); James C. Furman Classroom Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Earle Infirmary (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Furman Class of '05 September 11 Memorial (about 300 feet away); Judson Hall (about 600 feet away); Elizabeth Lyles Blackwell Fountain (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
Also see . . .
Alester G. Furman, Jr. Administration Building Marker in Center Near Door image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 25, 2009
2. Alester G. Furman, Jr. Administration Building Marker in Center Near Door

1. Oral History Interview with Alester G. Furman Jr., January 6, 1976. Furman continues his discussion about his father's involvement in the establishment of the textile industry in Greenville, South Carolina. (Submitted on May 11, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Furman University. Official website of Furman University. (Submitted on May 11, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. About Alester G. Furman, Jr.
Furman was a great-great grandson of Richard Furman, founder of Furman University. He and several other descendants were directly responsible for the Bell Tower replica currently on the campus of Furman University.In 1961, Furman was part of an advisory board that determined that segregation had no part in the Greenville business world.
    — Submitted May 11, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
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Alester G. Furman, Jr. Administration Building image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 25, 2009
3. Alester G. Furman, Jr. Administration Building
Alester G. Furman, Jr. (1895-1980) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
4. Alester G. Furman, Jr. (1895-1980)
Alester Garden Furman, Sr. and Furman descendant... image. Click for full size.
By Photo courtesy of Greenville News (April 15, 1951, p. 11), 1949
5. Alester Garden Furman, Sr. and Furman descendant...
"Alester Garden Furman, Sr. and Furman descendant Miss Janet Furman of Rosemary, SC. They took part at unveiling of marker in 1949 at original site of school at Edgefield."
Alester Garden Furman, Jr. -<br>Groundbreaking Ceremonies at New Campus image. Click for full size.
By College History Series: Furman University, 1953
6. Alester Garden Furman, Jr. -
Groundbreaking Ceremonies at New Campus
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 11, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,128 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on September 21, 2018, by Julia Cowart of Greenville, South Carolina. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 11, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5, 6. submitted on September 11, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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