Clemson in Pickens County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Blue Key National Honor Fraternity Gateway
Blue Key National Honor Fraternity
Clemson University Chapter
April 6, 1997
History of the Original Gates
These stone columns mark the original formal gateway to Clemson University. The original gates were constructed from field and river stone in 1915, 26 years after the founding of the land-grant institution known then as Clemson Agricultural College in November 1889. This landmark served as a meeting place for cadets and travelers throughout the decades.
The columns and walls are constructed in the Arts and Crafts architectural style, a pre-World War I style which calls for a minimum of mortar, sand, and other materials. The current gates were renovated in 1932 with wash stone obtained from the Seneca River, now part of Lake Hartwell. They stand as a proud memorial of our history.
Welcomes You to Clemson University
"Our Gates Are Always Open"
The Blue Key Chapter represents a cross-section of the University's most outstanding students in terms of leadership, scholarship, and achievement. Blue Key, founded at Clemson University in 1932, has more than 1,400 alumni members.
Erected 1997 by Blue Key National Honor Fraternity, Clemson University Chapter.
Location. 34° 40.45′ N, 82° 48.75′ W. Marker is in Clemson, South Carolina, in Pickens County. Marker is on Pendleton Street (State Highway 28), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clemson SC 29631, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hanover House (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Hanover House (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Hanover House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Hayden Conference Center Log House (approx. half a mile away); Hunt Cabin (approx. half a mile away); Dr. Luther W. Baxter (approx. half a mile away); The Camellia Garden (approx. half a mile away); Hosta Garden Donors (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Charles and Betty Cruickshank Hosta Garden (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clemson.
Also see . . .
1. Blue Key. Blue Key is a service honor fraternity that sponsors, amongst other projects, Tigerama. (Submitted on December 27, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Blue Key Honor Society. Blue Key Honor Society is a premier honor society that recognizes college students at senior institutions of higher education for balanced and all-around excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. (Submitted on June 17, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Thomas Green Clemson. Thomas Green Clemson, (July 1, 1807 – April 6, 1888) was an American politician and statesman, serving as an ambassador (Submitted on June 17, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 389 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 27, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.