Winnie Davis Hall

Winnie Davis Hall, built in 1904, is an historic redbrick college building on the campus of Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina.[3][4] It was designed by Darlington native William Augustus Edwards, who designed academic buildings at 12 institutions of higher learning as well as 13 courthouses and numerous other buildings in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.[5] It was named for Varina "Winnie" Anne Davis, the daughter of Jefferson Davis and was built to serve as a repository for American Civil War papers as a center for the study of Southern history.[6] On April 29, 1977, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[1] It is part of the Limestone Springs Historic District and is also known as the Winnie Davis Hall of History.

Winnie Davis Hall
Winnie Davis Hall; Limestone College; Gaffney, South Carolina; February 3, 2008.jpg
Winnie Davis Hall is located in South Carolina
Winnie Davis Hall
Winnie Davis Hall is located in the United States
Winnie Davis Hall
LocationGaffney, South Carolina
Coordinates35°3′23″N 81°39′0″W / 35.05639°N 81.65000°W / 35.05639; -81.65000Coordinates: 35°3′23″N 81°39′0″W / 35.05639°N 81.65000°W / 35.05639; -81.65000
Area0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
ArchitectWilliam Augustus Edwards[2]
Architectural styleLate Gothic Revival
Part ofLimestone Springs Historic District (ID86000597)
NRHP reference No.77001219[1]
Added to NRHPApril 29, 1977

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Flynn, Sean P., College wants to restore Davis Hall, Spartanburg Herald-Journal, February 9, 2007, accessed April 12, 2008
  3. ^ McNulty, Kappy; Georgianna Graham (September 28, 1976). "Winnie Davis Hall" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 23 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Winnie Davis Hall, Cherokee County (1115 College Dr., Gaffney)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 23 June 2012.
  5. ^ University of Florida biography of William Augustus Edwards
  6. ^ South Carolina Department of Archives and History file on Winnie Davis Hall

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