|South Carolina Department of Archives and History|
|National Register Properties in South Carolina
University of South Carolina Old Campus District, Richland County (Columbia)
|Flinn Hall|| South Caroliniana
|Elliot College||Harper College||McCutchen House|
|Rutledge College|| President's
|Pinckney College||Leiber House|
|Horseshoe Common||Maxcy Monument|
(University of South Carolina Historic District) Chartered in 1801 as South Carolina College, opened 1805, and re-chartered as University of South Carolina in 1865, the institution reflects the ambitions and fortunes of the state. A tree-shaded quadrangle centers the Old Campus District. The buildings bordering the quadrangle present balanced grouping and harmony of design, austere simplicity of early Republican architecture. A brick wall erected in 1835 surrounds them. Landmarks include Rutledge College (ca. 1805) and Maxcy Monument (ca. 1827), both designed by Robert Mills; DeSaussure College (1809), designed by Edward Clark; South Caroliniana Library (ca.1840), the oldest separate college library building in the United States; and the Gymnasium, designed by Jacob Graves in 1855 as a chapel. There are over twenty other contributing campus institutional buildings and numerous contributing landscape features. Listed in the National Register June 5, 1970.
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