Burroughs School - Conway, South Carolina
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 33° 50.534 W 079° 03.081
17S E 680298 N 3746371
Quick Description: Historic school building in Conway, South Carolina.
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 11/9/2007 6:29:11 AM
Waymark Code: WM2J1N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member deano1943
Views: 17

Long Description:

"The Burroughs School is significant in the early history of education in Horry County and as a community center and local landmark in Conway. Burroughs School was constructed in three phases between 1905 and 1923. Architects who worked on this building during this period included Henry Emil Bonitz of Wilmington, NC and Charles Coker Wilson of Columbia. The two-story, brick building, which reveals the influences of the Georgian (or Colonial) Revival and Neoclassical styles, is the oldest remaining public school building in Horry County. The earliest central portion of the building, constructed in 1905 as an elementary school, was designed by Henry E. Bonitz. The façade of this section has three main portions of eleven bays. The three-bay central portion is recessed behind the other two and features a one-story, hip roof porch supported by six Ionic columns with Scamozzi capitals. Flanking the central portion are hipped roof sections featuring a watertable and windows with radiating voussoirs, keystone architrave, and lug sills on each story. About 1915 a two-story hipped classroom wing was added to the building, with features matching the 1905 building. In 1923 four classrooms and an auditorium with Neoclassical motifs, designed by Charles Coker Wilson, was added to the complex. The auditorium is connected to the main school by a recessed two-story brick concourse and stairwell. The auditorium features a projecting central pavilion with a pedimented gable, two-story brick pilasters, and a slate-covered hip roof. The complex also contains later additions and buildings dating from ca. 1935 to ca. 1950. Listed in the National Register August 2, 1984." ~ South Carolina Department of Archives and History website

Street address:
801 Main St.
Conway, South Carolina


County / Borough / Parish: Horry County

Year listed: 1984

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event

Periods of significance: 1900-1924

Historic function: Education

Current function: Vacant - Project on going

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Privately owned?: Not Listed

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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