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| Institution Name: Presbyterian College |
Original/Historic Place Name: Laurens Hall
Location on Campus: east end of West Plaza
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s): Type of Place: Individual building
|Foundation: none specified|
|Roof: none specified|
| || Function: |
|ca. 1908-present (2007)||residence hall|
Narrative: see below
|National Register||Thornwell-Presbyterian College Historic District (1982) |
References: see below
Laurens Hall, which was funded by the Presbytery of Laurens County, was built in 1908. It is a two-story Beaux-Arts classical building with a central projecting pavilion defined by four Ionic pilasters supporting a broken pediment. The building extends three bays to each side of the pavilion, with flat arches above the windows.
The building was designed as a residence hall and initially it provided housing for 24 students. The rooms were laid out in suites and included a central study with a single bedroom to either side. Each room was heated by a stove, and the building was lit by electric lights and contained modern bathroom facilities. The interior in 1954 was completed renovated, when its capacity was increased to 36 students.
|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 |