Greenville in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Alester Garden Furman, Jr.
He served many terms on the Board of Trustees of the University. As chairman he was instrumental in moving Furman University to the present location and in determining the quality and design of the campus and buildings.
Location. 34° 55.533′ N, 82° 26.167′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Touch for map. Marker is located near the north side of the Alester G. Furman, Jr. 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 '47 (here, next to this marker); Alester G. Furman, Jr. Administration Building (within shouting distance of this marker); James C. Furman Classroom Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John E. Johns Hall (about 300 feet away); The Earle Infirmary (about 400 feet away); Furman Class of '05 September 11 Memorial (about McAlister Auditorium (about 400 feet away); Judson Hall (about 600 feet away); Elizabeth Lyles Blackwell Fountain (about 800 feet away); Beatrice Dennis Plyler Fountain (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
More about this marker. Sculpture by Maria Kirby-Smith.
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 12, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Furman University. Offical website of Furman University. (Submitted on May 12, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Furman Company 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 September 10, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
1. About Alester Garden 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 September 11, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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