Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Curtis Administration Building

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Institution Name: Limestone College
Original/Historic Place Name: Curtis Administration Building
Location on Campus: Front Quad/1115 College Dr.
Date(s) of Construction:
1899original construction
1939two story pedimented portico and Doric columns were added
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Beaux-Arts classicism, Other (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, culture, history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: brick
Walls: brick
Roof: tar and shingle
ca. 1899student union (hall for literary societies)
ca. 1899museum (natural sciences)
ca. 1899library (and reading room)
ca. 1899auditorium
ca. 1899-present (2006)administration
ca. 2004-present (2006)other (historic parlor)

Curtis Hall was constructed as the Limestone College Administration Building. It was added to the Limestone Springs Hotel Building in 1899. Curtis is a two story, brick building which features a rectangular central tower with a decorative pediment. It features a variety of architectural styles, including a Neo-Classical pediment over two-story columns and a French Empire-style cupola. The two story pedimented portico and Doric columns were added in 1939. It is named for Limestone College founder Thomas Curtis.


Hopper, C. G., Jr., and Bobby G. Moss. Toward the Light. Gaffney, SC: Limestone College, 1998.

Limestone Springs Historic District [including Limestone College]. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1986.

McMillan, Montague, A History of Limestone College, 1845-1970. Columbia, SC: R. L. Bryan Company, 1970.

Taylor, Walter Carroll. History of Limestone College. Gaffney, SC: Limestone College, 1937.


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