|South Carolina Department of Archives and History|
|National Register Properties in South Carolina
South Carolina State College Historic District, Orangeburg County (300 College St., Orangeburg)
|Lowman Hall|| Marion Birnie
Wilkinson YWCA Hut
|Center Court||Hodge Hall|| Home Management
|Miller Hall||Wilkinson Hall|| Industrial
| Power House
and Smoke Stack
(South Carolina State University Historic District) The South Carolina State College Historic District is the core of the historic campus at South Carolina State University. It is significant as a tangible illustration of the evolution of the college from a primarily vocational and technical institution to a more comprehensive institution of higher education, as an institution of central significance to South Carolina African Americans, and architecturally as a concentration of twentieth-century Classical Revival collegiate architecture. The district consists of eleven buildings, one landscape feature, and one object historically associated with the university. Constructed between 1917 and 1969, they are a central visual feature of a campus that has undergone numerous changes and significant expansion in the latter half of the twentieth century. The Colored Normal, Industrial, Agricultural and Mechanical College of South Carolina – after 1954, South Carolina State College, and since 1992, South Carolina State University – was established in 1896 “for the higher education of the colored youth of the state” by an act of the South Carolina General Assembly. Listed in the National Register June 19, 1997.
View a map showing the boundaries of the South Carolina State College Historic District.
View the complete text of the nomination form for this National Register property. In addition, the Historic Resources of the Civil Rights Movement in Orangeburg County, 1955-1971 and the Historic Resources of Orangeburg, ca. 1850-1935 includes historical background information for this and other related National Register properties.
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