Mt. Zion Institute High School

National Register Listing
Street Address:
250 North Walnut Street, Winnsboro, SC (Fairfield County)
Alternate Name:
Old Winnsboro High School;Winnsboro High School

NRHP Nomination


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Description and Narrative:
The Mt. Zion Institute High School is a complex of three buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places for its association with the New Deal and public education in Fairfield County, South Carolina, and for architecture. The main school building, built in 1937 by the Public Works Administration and designed by prominent Columbia-based architect James B. Urquhart, consists of a classroom wing, auditorium, and gymnasium. The work was partially funded by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) which supported and supplemented local heritage and architecture during the Great Depression. When built, the new high school was a modern addition to an historic campus that had served the town since the 18th century. The property also includes a late 19th century wood-frame Folk Victorian teacherage as well as a brick, one-story cafeteria, built between 1950 and 1955 on the north side of a since destroyed grammar school. Listed in the National Register September 30, 2019.
Period of Significance:
1937 – 1960
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National Register Determination:
Date of Certification:
September 30 2019

Related places
Fairfield County