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Winnie Davis Hall, Cherokee County (1115 College Dr., Gaffney)
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(Winnie Davis School of History) An excellent example of the Late Gothic Revival style of architecture, Winnie Davis Hall was completed ca. 1904 on the campus of Limestone College, a college for women that was established in the mid-1800s. The building was named in honor of Jefferson Davis’s daughter and designed as a repository for records related to the Civil War. It was also to serve as a center for the promotion of the study of southern history and literature. The building is a two-and-one-half story brick structure set upon a raised basement. It consists of two major axes which intersect in the center at right angles. Rising above the point of intersection is a Gothic-style octagonal tower. Each side of the tower has a multipaned window with Gothic tracery above which is a label molding. Two stone belt courses encircle the tower which is also distinguished by a stone cornice and crenellated parapet above. A ca. 1930 gabled dormer window was added to each side. Outstanding interior features include an open octagonal skylighted well that extends from the basement to the third floor, a double staircase in the foyer, and mullioned windows with plate tracery. Listed in the National Register April 29, 1977.
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