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Winthrop University:

Building and Structures Timeline

David Bancroft Johnson (1856-1928), superintendent of schools in Columbia, S.C. during the 1880s, was keenly aware of the lack of professionally trained school teachers in the state and felt strongly that a teacher training school was the answer. To establish funding for the school, Johnson went to visit Robert C. Winthrop, Massachusetts philanthropist and chairman of the Peabody Education Board. Fortunately, Mr. Winthrop shared his vision and Johnson was able to secure the $1500 needed to open the Winthrop Training School in 1886.

Buildings

Year Built/Acquired

Notes

Amphitheater

ca 1916

Renovated 2010

Artesian Well

1906

 

Bancroft Hall

1909

 

Baseball Fields (Winthrop Ballpark)

ca early 1980s

Renovated 2001

Pettus Archives

1989

Renovated 2011

Breazeale

1924

Razed 2004

Byrnes Auditorium

1939

 

Carroll Hall

2009

 

Catawba (Faculty Apartments)

ca 1891

Razed 1968

Central Energy Plant

1964

 

Coliseum

1982

 

Conservatory of Music

1939

 

Courtyard at Winthrop

2003

 

Crawford Building

1896

 

Dacus Library

1969

 

Dalton Hall

1999

 

DiGiorgio Campus Center

2010

 

Dinkins Hall

1967

 

Facilities Management

1964

 

Fountain (Tillman Hall)

ca 1898

 

Good Building

1950

 

Golf Course

Donated 1963

 

Hardin Garden

2011

 

Irwin Belk Track

 

Renovated 2005

Johnson Hall

1920

 

Johnson, D.B. Bust

1989

 

Joynes Hall

1926

 

Kinard Hall

1929

Burned 1986
Reopened 1987

Lake

1957

 

Lee Wicker Hall

1962

 

Little Chapel, The

1823

Relocated 1936

Lodge

1979

 

Macfeat House

1939

 

Margaret Nance

1895

 

McBryde Hall

1909

 

McLaurin Hall

1901

 

Olde Stone House (Farm Superintendent House)

ca 1900s

Renovated 2005

Operations Center (Coca-Cola Plant)

 

 

Owens Hall

2007

Fire 2010
Reopened 2011

Peabody

1916

Razed 2007

Piedmont Wetlands Research Area

2004

 

Phelps Hall

1943

 

Powerhouse

ca 1895

Razed ca 1960s

President's House

1890

 

Pumping Station

ca 1895

 

Richardson Hall

1967

 

Roddey Hall

1920

 

Ropes Course

1982

 

Rutledge Building

1905

 

Scholars Walk & Hardin Family Gardens

2010

 

Sellers House

1930

 

Shack, The

1932

 

Sims Science Building

1961

 

Soccer Field (Eagle Field)

1997

 

Stewart House (Home Management/ Alumni House)

1895

 

Student Activity Center

1952

Renovated 2001

Swimming Pool

1976

Razed 2007

Sykes House

1900

Purchased 1961

Tennis Complex

2003

 

Terry Softball Complex

 

Renovated 2001

Thomson Hall

1965

 

Thurmond Building

1939

 

Tillman Hall(Main Building)

1895

 

Tillman Science Building

1913

razed 1962

Ward House

1930

 

Water Tower

1960s

 

West Center

2007

 

Withers (Winthrop Training School)

1913

 

Wofford Hall

1967

 

 


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