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Easley High School Auditorium, Pickens County (112 Russell St., Easley)

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The Easley High School Auditorium is historically significant for its long association with education and civic life in Easley in the first half of the twentieth century. The load bearing masonry building in the Renaissance Revival style is also significant as an outstanding early example of the work of architects Frank H. and Joseph G. Cunningham, and for its early efforts to introduce steel trusses into traditional masonry-bearing wall and heavy timber construction. As Easley’s first and only high school from 1909 to 1940, the building was central to the early experience and training of almost every local resident. Architects Frank H. and Joseph G. Cunningham began architectural practice in Greenville in 1907 or 1908, and Joseph G. Cunningham continued to practice until his death around 1960. Listed in the National Register January 21, 1999.

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