Old Campus District, University of South Carolina

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Old Campus District, University of South Carolina
Usc horseshoe.jpg
The Horseshoe at the heart of USC's historic campus as it looks today.
Old Campus District, University of South Carolina is located in South Carolina
Old Campus District, University of South Carolina
Old Campus District, University of South Carolina is located in the United States
Old Campus District, University of South Carolina
LocationBounded by Pendleton, Sumter, Pickens, and Greene streets
Columbia, South Carolina
Area47 acres (19 ha)
Built1848
Architect Robert Mills, et al.
Architectural styleEarly Republic
NRHP reference  No. 70000596 [1]
Added to NRHPJune 5, 1970

The Old Campus District, University of South Carolina, is a historic district centered on The Horseshoe on the main campus of the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. [2] [3] On June 5, 1970, it was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. [1] On April 19, 1996 MTV Unplugged filmed Hootie & the Blowfish's concert on The Horseshoe before the release of their second album Fairweather Johnson.

National Registry listing

  • Old Campus District, University of South Carolina
  • (added 1970 - District - #70000596)
  • Bounded by Pendleton, Sumter, Pickens, and Green(e) Sts., Columbia
  • Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
  • Architect, builder, or engineer: Mills, Robert, et al.
  • Architectural Style: Early Republic
  • Area of Significance: Architecture, Education
  • Period of Significance: 1800–1824, 1825–1849, 1850–1874
  • Owner: State (of South Carolina)
  • Historic Function: Education, Recreation And Culture
  • Historic Sub-function: College, Monument/Marker (Maxcy Monument)
  • Current Function: Education, Recreation And Culture
  • Current Sub-function: College, Monument/Marker (Maxcy Monument)

Historic pictorial map

View of the Horseshoe in 1850 from College Street, looking east
An 1872 illustration of the Horseshoe, USC's original campus.

Notable former residents

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ McCorkle, Norman (August 26, 1970). "University of South Carolina Old Campus District" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
  3. ^ "University of South Carolina Old Campus District, Richland County (Columbia)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 19 August 2012.

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Latitude and Longitude:

33°59′54″N 81°01′43″W / 33.99833°N 81.02861°W / 33.99833; -81.02861