Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


West Plaza

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Institution Name: Presbyterian College
Original/Historic Place Name: Presbyterian College General Plan
Location on Campus: West Plaza
Date(s) of Construction:
1912original construction; plan dated July 1912 Leavitt, Jr., Charles W.
Designer: Charles W. Leavitt, Jr. (New York)
Type of Place: Building group
Style: Other (Glossary)
Significance: education, history, landscape, religion
Narrative: see below
References: see below
ca. 1912-present (2006)master plan (landscape)
ca. 1912-present (2006)master plan (campus)

Presbyterian College is unified around the central mall, in accordance with the campus plan drawn in 1912 by New York City landscape engineer Charles W. Leavitt, Jr. This plan has governed development of the college, thus rendering the newer, non-historic buildings on campus more compatible with the old. When the campus was expanded in the 1960s, a similar plaza was created to the east.


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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