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| Institution Name: Presbyterian College |
Original/Historic Place Name: Alumni Hall
Location on Campus: West Plaza
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s): Type of Place: Individual building
|Foundation: none specified|
|Walls: stucco (original); brick veneer (current)|
|Roof: none specified|
| || Function: |
| 1891-1941||residence hall|
|. 1971-2004||residence hall (overflow housing)|
|ca. 2004-present (2007)||other (vacant)|
Narrative: see below
|National Register||Thornwell-Presbyterian College Historic District (1982) |
References: see below
Doyle Hall, originally known as Alumni Hall, was built in 1891 as a dormitory and was the first building to be completed on the current campus. The funds for construction, totalling $2700, were raised by the then-newly organized Alumni Association of the college. Initially faced with stucco, the three-story building contained six rooms per floor and had the capacity to house 36 students. Each room was heated by its own fireplace. By 1913, it was fully equipped with electricity and modern bathroom facilities.
In 1942 the building was re-faced with brick, when it was renovated to served as the Doyle Infirmary. At this same time, the main entrance was moved from the side facade to the front, and a new facade was designed and built. When the college built a new infirmary in 1971, Doyle Hall as it had come to be known, was used for overflow housing. It is now vacant.
|I. Bibliographic sources: |
Hammet, Ben Hay. The Spirit of Presbyterian College: A Centennial History. Clinton, SC: Presbyterian College, 1982.
South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Thornwell-Presbyterian College Historic District. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1982.
|II. Location of other data: |
|University: Special Collections |
|Government Offices |