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Fremont School, Spartanburg County (600 Magnolia St., Spartanburg)
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(Freemont School) The Fremont School is significant as an excellent example of Classical Revival educational architecture of the first quarter of the twentieth century, with notable exterior features including decorative brickwork of Flemish bond with flashed headers, terra cotta ornamentation, Classical Revival entrance porticoes, and notable interior features including arched doorways in the cross corridor. It is also significant as the work of two of Spartanburg’s most notable architects, Luther D. Proffitt and J. Frank Collins. The school was constructed soon after the South Carolina General Assembly passed legislation in 1915 requiring all children between the ages of eight and fourteen to attend school, the first compulsory attendance law in South Carolina history. It is a two-story, with partially raised basement, brick building constructed in 1915 and receiving a major addition built on the south end in 1926 that nearly doubled the building’s size. The school was designed by Luther D. Proffitt, an architect practicing in Spartanburg ca. 1904-ca. 1936. The 1926 addition was designed by J. Frank Collins, an architect practicing in Spartanburg ca. 1911-ca. 1936. The building housed an elementary school from 1915 to 1979. Listed in the National Register October 27, 2000.

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