Greenville in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Alester G. Furman, Jr. Administration Building
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 34° 55.517′ N, 82° 26.2′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is located on the west side of the building, on the campus of Furman University. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville SC 29617, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 InfirmaryFurman 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 . . .
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.)
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.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,238 times since then and 5 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.