Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Laurens Hall

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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:
1908original construction
1954interior renovation
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Beaux-Arts classicism, Colonial revival (Glossary)
Significance: history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Walls: brick
ca. 1908-present (2006)residence hall

Laurens Hall was built in 1908 as a dormitory. The interior was completely renovated in 1954.
It is a two story Georgian revival building with a central projecting pavilion defined by four Ionic pilasters supporting a broken pediment. The building extends three bays to either side of the pavilion, with flat arches above the windows.


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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