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.
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 10 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 Judson Hall ( about 600 feet away); Elizabeth Lyles Blackwell Fountain ( about 600 feet away); McAlister Auditorium ( about 600 feet away); James Buchanan Duke Library ( about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
Also see . . .
1. Furman Co.: History. In the spring of 1888, when twenty-year-old Alester Garden Furman collected his first insurance premium and set up a partnership in a crowded office in the old Record Building, he launched a 120-year Greenville real estate tradition. (Submitted on May 11, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. 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.)
3. Furman University. Official website of Furman University. (Submitted on May 11, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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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