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Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Legare College

1848

 
 
Legare College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. Legare College Marker
Inscription. Originally designed as a residence hall, Legare College replaced a library and science building erected on this site in 1817. Legare College was named for Hugh Swinton Legare, a South Carolina College graduate who served as Attorney General of the United States. Federal military offices were located here after the Civil War. Today Legare College is a residence hall and houses administrative offices of the Department of Military Science.
 
Location. 33° 59.86′ N, 81° 1.744′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker can be reached from Sumter Street near College Street. Touch for map. Located on the campus of the University of South Carolina, in the Horseshoe. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pinckney College (a few steps from this marker); Lieber College (within shouting distance of this marker); President's House (within shouting distance of this marker); University of South Carolina (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The L. Marion Gressette Euphradian Society Hall (about 300 feet away); Harper College
Legare College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 16, 2009
2. Legare College Marker
(about 300 feet away); Elliott College (about 300 feet away); The South Caroliniana Library (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Regarding Legare College. He died in Boston, Massachusetts, on June 20, 1843, while attending ceremonies at the unveiling of the Bunker Hill Monument. (U.S. Dept. of Justice)
 
Also see . . .
1. Legare-Pinckney Colleges. While architecturally bland, this building reflects the utilitarian approach to student housing popular in the 1830s. (Submitted on September 4, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Clariosophic Society from Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 7, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. EducationNotable Buildings
 
Legare College image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 16, 2009
3. Legare College
home of the Clariosophic Society, the oldest active literary society in the state and the oldest student organization on campus. Chartered in 1806, the society moved into Legare in 1849 and has been there ever since.
Hugh Swinton Legare image. Click for full size.
By Artist: John Mix Stanley
4. Hugh Swinton Legare
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 684 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 4, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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