• Site Card for S108042001000157000

Philomathean Literary Society Hall

Historic Property
Alternate Name:
Philomathean Hall
Street Address:
Erskine College Quadrangle, West Main St. (SC 184), Due West, SC (Abbeville County)

Date Surveyed:
August 19 1980
Construction Date:
Historic Use:
Current Use:
Historic Core Shape:
Architect or Builder:
Dr. Thomas Veal/Columbia SC
Number of Stories:
Exterior Walls Materials:
Foundation Materials:
Stuccoed Masonry
Signficant Architectural Features:
2-story rectangular plan stuccoed building; facade has 3 bays ABA-A has paneled single leaf entrance; 2nd story has arched window w/radiating lights, arched surround w/keystone and recessed balustrade underneath; B is a projecting gable bay w/a palladian-shaped center window complex; window is an arched tracery window over a 6/6 casement window; on each side is a Tuscan column & an engaged post; recessed balustrade underneath; bay has 4 pilasters w/composit capitals; cornice & gable eaves have console-shaped medillions; left & right elevations have 5 bays; rear elevation has pedimented gable & 3 bays --ABA; A has one 6/6 window on 2nd story; on 1st story is a recessed rectangular area topped by a protruding pediment supported by 2 decorative console shaped brackets; B has projecting 1 story portico w/pediment w/dentil molding; pediment supported by 2 composite columns & 2 pilasters; around door is a closed sidelight & transom area; above entrance is a recessed rect. decorative panel w/crossettes.;Outbuildings: None (Memorial Marker)
Historical Information:
Oldest building on Erskine College Campus
Due West - City 1980-1981
Archives Location:
Box 10, Series 108042, Survey of historic resources (county by county data on surface properties), circa 1971-2014

Related places
Due West
Abbeville County