Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


President's House

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Institution Name: Presbyterian College
Original/Historic Place Name: George Young House
Location on Campus: across Broad St. from West Plaza; 512 S. Broad St.
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1916original construction Casey, J. H. Casey & Fant
1960srenovation Unknown
1997renovation Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: none specified
Walls: brick
Roof: none specified
ca. 1916private residence
ca. 2004-present (2007)president's house

Significance: history
Landmark designation:
National RegisterThornwell-Presbyterian College Historic District (1982)
Narrative: see below
References: see below

This home, originally built by George Young in 1916, was given to the college after his death in 1928. It is a two-story brick Georgian Revival residence, with a two-story hexastyle Tuscan portico dominating the facade. The building has a hip roof with three interior brick chimneys, and the first floor windows have flat brick arches with projecting keystones and terminal voussoirs. The interior has been renovated twice, once in the early 1960s and once in 1997; it is notable for its elaborate woodwork and staircase. An exterior porch was enclosed in the early 1990s.

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, Facilities Management Office
Government Offices

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