Pickens in Pickens County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
A CCC Classic
Young men determined to escape economic hardship built this lodge from 1973-1940. They were enrollees in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), one of President Franklin Roosevelt's programs to battle the Great Depression.
The CCC provided men the immediate assistance of food, lodging, training, and much-needed income. It also offered long-term dividends: CCC-constructed parks, roads and bridges, created infrastructures and recreational opportunities that still benefit our country.
Like most CCC buildings, the Table Rock Lodge features local rock and timber. Not only were these materials inexpensive and locally accessible, they also contribute to a style that complements natural surroundings. This lodge, fully restored in 2008, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Erected by South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) 🏞️Former U.S. Presidents: #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt series lists.
Location. 35° 1.665′ N, 82° 41.717′ W. Marker is in Pickens, South Carolina, in Pickens County. Marker is on Table Rock State Park Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located near the main entrance to the Lodge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pickens SC 29671, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civilian Conservation Corps (here, next to this marker); Parkitecture (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 0.4 miles away); Beliefs Set in Stone (approx. half a mile away); Granite and Gravity (approx. half a mile away); Table Rock State Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pumpkintown (approx. 3 miles away); Cornelius Keith - 1715-1808 (approx. 3.3 miles away); Cornelius Keith (approx. 3.8 miles away); Oolenoy Baptist Church (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pickens.
Also see . . .
1. Table Rock State Park. Table Rock State Park is a 3,083-acre (12.48 km2) park at the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains in northern Pickens County, South Carolina. (Submitted on April 29, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Table Rock State Park Historic District. (Submitted on April 29, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Civilian Conservation Corps. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief program for unemployed young men age 18-24, providing unskilled manual labor related to the conservation and development of natural resources in rural areas of the United States from 1933 to 1942. (Submitted on April 29, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
4. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945) was the 32nd President of the United States and a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century, leading the United States during a time of worldwide economic crisis and world war. (Submitted on April 29, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
1. The Lodge at Table Rock
As the centerpiece of Table Rock State Park, the Lodge is sited on a hillside above Pinnacle Lake to allow scenic
This L-shaped building has a one story facade. Its full story basement and hillside setting create a two story rear elevation. A shed roof porch with timber posts and rails extends across the facade to the front gable extension. The lodge has 6/9 double-hung sash windows and a central entry into the great hall. The basement level dining hall can be approached through a secondary entrance in the left gable end.
An open shed addition has been made to the left elevation of the lodge and the rear terrace has been enclosed.
The Pinnacle Lake beach area can be accessed from the Lodge either by driving the branch road which circles the lake to the northeast and includes constructed overlooks of Pinnacle Lake and Table Rock Mountain or by a foot trail which follows the lake shore. (Source: National Register nomination form.)
— Submitted April 29, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 797 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on April 29, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.