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 South Broad St.
Date(s) of Construction:
1916original construction Casey, J. H. Casey & Fant
1960srenovation
1997renovation
Designer: J. H. Casey; Casey & Fant
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Beaux-Arts classicism, Colonial revival (Glossary)
Significance: history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Materials:
Foundation:
Walls: brick
Roof:
 
Function:
ca. 1916private residence
ca. 2004-present (2006)president's house
 

Narrative:
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.
 

References:

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.

 

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