Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sundays in the City - Porter's Lodge

Some nice pictures of the C of C Campus.  This is Porter's Lodge.  According to the Library of Congress,

Significance: This building is part of the original campus of the College of Charleston. While the "free school lands" were set aside by the colony in 1712, the land was not utilized for this purpose until chartering of the College of Charleston in 1785 when ten acres of school designated land was formally given to the college. The Porter's Lodge was designed by Edward Brickell White and built in the 1850s. White was also responsible for designing the later porticoes and wings for Harrison Randolph Hall, the main campus building constructed c. 1828 and located through and just to the north of the Porter's Lodge. This small Classical-Revival building, remodeled after a Roman triumphal arch, serves as the entrance to the set of original campus structures, providing a sense of definition and axis to the area. Its triple arches and doric columns create a "temple dedicated to the progress of the mind."



To read more about the traditions and history click here.
Blue Prints are from the Library of Congress


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7 comments:

  1. Great to finally know the history ;)

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  2. it looks like a fabulous temple dedicated to the mind!!

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  3. Reminds me of some of the wonderful old colleges we have here in Cambridge, UK! Thanks for dropping by Erika's Wordless Wednesday! x

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  4. Wow, that's neat!
    Thanks for linking up to Wordless Wednesday with Musings From a SAHM!! Hope to see you again next week!

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  5. The architecture of old buildings like these is so fascinating. So elegant.

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