Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
Snyder House

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Institution Name: Wofford College
Original/Historic Place Name: Original Faculty Home
Location on Campus: College Dr. (429 N. Church St., Spartanburg, SC 29303-3663)
Date(s) of Construction:
1854original construction Clayton, Ephraim
Designer: probably Ephraim Clayton, contractor for the campus
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Greek revival (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, culture, history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Materials:
Foundation:
Walls: brick (painted white) over wood frame
Roof:
 
Function:
ca. 1854-1954other (faculty housing)
1956-present (2006)administration
1985-present (2006)classroom (for computer based instruction; also includes office space)
 

Narrative:
This is one of four identical campus homes, which are all fine examples of Southern middle-class townhouses of the 1850s. Notable features include the floors, mantles, stairs and other woodwork. Additions and conversion to administrative use occurred after World War II.
 

References:

Brabham, William H. Wofford College Historic District. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1974.

Snyder, Henry Nelson. An Educational Odyssey. New York: Abington-Cokesbury Press, 1947.

Wallace, David Duncan. The History of Wofford College, 1854-1949. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press, 1951.

 

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