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Bishopville High School

 
 
Bishopville High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Bishopville High School Marker
Inscription. (Front text)
This high school, built in 1936, is an excellent example of a Colonial Revival school built by the Public Works Administration (PWA), a New Deal program of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration. Designed by architect Henry Dudley Harrall (1878-1959) of Bennettsville, it was built and furnished for $71,000 and was described as “one of the most modern school plants in the state” when it was completed.

(Reverse text)
The high school featured sixteen large classrooms and a combination gymnasium and auditorium. Its first graduating class was in 1937. The school included grades 8-11 until 1947, when it added grade 12. It was expanded in 1956, 1965, and 1986 before closing in 2000 when a new high school was built south of town. This school was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.
 
Erected 2009 by The Alumni, Former Employees, and Friends of Bishopville High School. (Marker Number 31-19.)
 
Location. 34° 13.435′ N, 80° 14.47′ W. Marker is in Bishopville, South Carolina, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (U.S. 15) and East College Street, on the left when traveling west on North Main Street. Touch for map
Bishopville High School Marker, reverse side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 18, 2010
2. Bishopville High School Marker, reverse side
. Marker is in this post office area: Bishopville SC 29010, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flag Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Felix Anthony "Doc" Blanchard (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dennis High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Apollos James House (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Ratcliff's Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bishopville (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lee County Monument to the Confederate Dead (approx. 0.7 miles away); Thomas Gordon McLeod (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bishopville.
 
Regarding Bishopville High School. Bishopville High School, built in 1936, is an excellent example of the type of school architecture that flourished as a direct result of the educational reform campaign in South Carolina in the first quarter of the twentieth century. Additionally, it is a noteworthy example of the work of well-respected Bennettsville, South Carolina architect Henry Dudley Harrall. It is also significant as an excellent example of an educational building in the Colonial Revival style built during a period when emergency funds were made available and many projects of this type were completed. The original L-shaped building is a two-story masonry structure and rests
Bishopville High School Marker seen along North Main Street (US 15, State Road 34, State Road 341) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 18, 2010
3. Bishopville High School Marker seen along North Main Street (US 15, State Road 34, State Road 341)
on a masonry foundation. The lateral gabled roof consists of a steeply-pitched A-frame with asphalt shingles. The original building’s elongated main block consists of a highly ornate rectangular central section featuring a row of twelve monumental pilasters and two-story flanking, projecting, gabled entrance pavilions. The building’s main façade features a beveled cast stone water table, a cast stone architrave resting atop the pilastrade, cast stone quoins, and a cast stone surrounded entry portal containing a frieze and cornice. At either end of the central block are symmetrical wings that are recessed and less ornate. The rear elevation is less decorative in detailing and fenestration when compared with the building’s façade. Additions to the wings of the building were made in 1956, 1965, and 1986. Listed in the National Register October 1, 2004.(South Carolina Department of Archives and History)
 
Also see . . .  Natives of Lee County South Carolina. Natives of Lee County South Carolina is the anchor site for the Friends of Bishopville High School which has a separate site for the disbursement of information on the preservation and renovation project for the school facility. (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by John Reames of Bishopville, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
Bishopville High School and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 18, 2010
4. Bishopville High School and Marker
Bishopville High School image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 18, 2010
5. Bishopville High School
National Register of Historic Places:
Bishopville High School (added 2004 - Building - #04001087)
Bishopville High School image. Click for full size.
South Carolina Department of Archives and History, circa 2004
6. Bishopville High School
Bishopville High School rear view image. Click for full size.
South Carolina Department of Archives and History, circa 2004
7. Bishopville High School rear view
Bishopville High School image. Click for full size.
By Melissa Roberts, November 30, 2010
8. Bishopville High School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,601 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 24, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   8. submitted on December 20, 2011, by Melissa Roberts of Barnwell, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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