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| Institution Name: Presbyterian College |
Original/Historic Place Name: Jacobs Hall
Location on Campus: West Plaza
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s): Type of Place: Individual building
|Foundation: none specified|
|Roof: none specified|
| || Function: |
|ca. 1915-1987||academic department building (science)|
|ca. 1987-present (2007)||academic department building (business, economics, military science)|
Narrative: see below
|National Register||Thornwell-Presbyterian College Historic District (1982) |
References: see below
Jacobs Hall is a three-story Georgian revival structure of brick and limestone. Built in 1915, it was named for the Reverend William Plumer Jacobs, the founder of Presbyterian College. A colossal Ionic portico with paired columns articulates the center of the facade. The first floor windows have segmental brick arches with projecting keystones, and a full Ionic entablature with a brick frieze is carried around the building. It was designed originally to provide a library, science laboratories, and a gymnasium.
The exterior remains completely intact. The interior, however, was extensively renovated in 1987 and now provides space for the departments of mathematics, economics, business administration, and ROTC.
|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 |