Thornwell–Presbyterian College Historic District
Neville Hall, built in 1907
|Location||Presbyterian College campus, Clinton, South Carolina|
|Area||52 acres (21 ha)|
|Architect||Charles Wellford Leavitt, Charles Coker Wilson|
|Architectural style||Colonial Revival, Georgian Revival|
|NRHP reference #||82003873|
|Added to NRHP||March 5, 1982|
Thornwell–Presbyterian College Historic District is a historic district on the Presbyterian College campus in Clinton, Laurens County, South Carolina. The majority of the 52 buildings in the district were constructed in the early 1900s, around plans by landscape architect Charles Wellford Leavitt.
Presbyterian College, commonly known as PC, is a four-year, private liberal arts college located in Clinton, South Carolina and affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA. Presbyterian's undergraduate and graduate programs emphasize small class sizes, a congenial atmosphere between professors and students, and a commitment to service.
Clinton is a city in Laurens County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 8,490 as of the 2010 census. It is part of the Greenville–Mauldin–Easley Metropolitan Statistical Area. Clinton is the home of Presbyterian College.
Laurens County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, its population was 66,537. Its county seat is Laurens.
The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property.
The city of Lancaster is the county seat of Lancaster County, South Carolina, United States, located in the Charlotte Metropolitan Area. As of the United States Census of 2010, the city population was 9,134 but due to South Carolina's strict annexation laws its actual population is well over twenty thousand people. The city was named after the famous House of Lancaster.
Laurens is a city in Laurens County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 9,139 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Laurens County.
William Dunlap Simpson was the 78th Governor of South Carolina from February 26, 1879, when the previous governor, Wade Hampton, resigned to take his seat in the U.S. Senate, until 1880. That year Simpson resigned to become Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court.
James Henley Thornwell was an American Presbyterian preacher and religious writer from the U.S. state of South Carolina during the 19th century. During the American Civil War, Thornwell supported the Confederacy and preached a doctrine that claimed slavery to be morally right and justified by the tenets of Christianity.
Thornwell Orphanage opened in Clinton, South Carolina on October 1, 1875, to ten children orphaned by the American Civil War. It was founded by Reverend William Plumer Jacobs and named for noted theologian James Henley Thornwell. Dr. Jacobs went on to found Presbyterian College and his son Thornwell Jacobs revitalized Oglethorpe University.
The Octagon House, also known as Zelotes Holmes House, is an historic octagonal house located at 619 East Main Street in Laurens, South Carolina. Designed and built in 1859 to 1862 by the Rev. Zelotes Lee Holmes, a Presbyterian minister and teacher, it is thought to be the first concrete house erected in South Carolina. It was called the Zelotes Holmes House by the Historic American Buildings Survey.
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Laurens County, South Carolina.
Old Brick Church, which is also known as Ebenezer Associate Reformed Presbyterian (ARP) Church or First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church is a church built in 1788 about 4 mi (6 km) north of Jenkinsville on SC 213 in Fairfield County, South Carolina. It was named to the National Register of Historic Places on August 19, 1971. It is one of the few 18th-century churches surviving in the South Carolina midlands.
Clinton Commercial Historic District is a national historic district located at Clinton, Laurens County, South Carolina. It encompasses 37 contributing buildings in the central business district of Clinton. The district predominantly comprises late-19th and early-20th century commercial buildings, and also contains two bank buildings; a five-section warehouse; a former city hall; a large, industrial building; a Masonic temple; and a small, landscaped park.
Laurens Historic District is a national historic district located at Laurens, Laurens County, South Carolina. It encompasses 77 contributing buildings and 1 contributing structure in Laurens. The district includes residential, commercial, religious, and governmental buildings built between 1880 and 1940. Notable buildings include the Laurens County Courthouse, Old Methodist Church, St. Paul First Baptist Church, Public Square commercial buildings, Rosenblum's and Maxwell Bros. and Kinard Store, Provident Finance Co. and Parker Furniture, McDonald House, Augustus Huff House, Gov. William Dunlap Simpson House, and Hudgens-Harney House.
Kingston Presbyterian Church Cemetery is a historic cemetery located at Conway in Horry County, South Carolina. It contains fine examples of Victorian-era funerary art, especially those in the Beaty family plot. Portions of the cemetery site were first the old Kingston "burying ground", established about 1737, and burials continued until 1909. It is co-located with the Kingston Presbyterian Church, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.
Duncan's Creek Presbyterian Church, also known as Old Rock Church, is a historic Presbyterian church located near Clinton, Laurens County, South Carolina. It was built in 1842 and is a simple rectangular building constructed of irregular stones. The church was founded by Scotch-Irish settlers and believed to be the oldest church in Laurens County.
Richland Presbyterian Church is a historic Presbyterian church located near Gadsden, Richland County, South Carolina. It was built in 1840 and is a one-story, rectangular meeting house form frame church with an octagonal entrance tower. The building remained in use until 1922.
Thornwell may refer to:
East Home Avenue Historic District is a national historic district located at Hartsville, Darlington County, South Carolina. The district encompasses 52 contributing buildings and 1 contributing site in a primarily residential section of Hartsville. They were constructed between about 1890 to about 1938, and is associated with the leading figures of the town's history. Home Avenue has historically been the major residential street in Hartsville since it was laid out and landscaped in 1890. Architectural styles and influences include Renaissance Revival, Colonial Revival, Classical Revival, American Craftsman, and Bungalow. Notable non-residential buildings include the First Baptist Church, Thornwell Elementary School, and Hartsville Public School. Located in the district is the separately listed John L. Hart House.
Laurens County Courthouse is a historic courthouse located at Laurens, Laurens County, South Carolina.
Thornwell-Elliott House is a historic home located at Fort Mill, York County, South Carolina. It was built about 1877, and is a one-story, "L"-shaped frame dwelling in the Late Victorian style. The front façade features hip roofed porch with decorative brackets and turned balustrade.
West Main–North Chesnutt Streets Historic District is a national historic district located at Clinton, Sampson County, North Carolina. The district encompasses 44 contributing buildings in a predominantly residential section of Clinton. It developed between about 1830 to the early 1930s, and includes notable examples of Greek Revival, Colonial Revival, and Gothic Revival architecture. Notable buildings include the Richard Clinton Holmes House, Amma. F. Johnson House (1868), Dr. William G. Micks House (1851), William Hubbard House, R. H. Hubbard, Sr. House, St. Paul's Episcopal Church (1902), L. C. Graves Presbyterian Church (1908), C. B. Barrus House (1923), the Hathcock-Hobbs House, the Gabe Barbrey House (1932), and the F. L. Turlington House (1937).
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