Coppin Hall - Allen University - Columbia, South Carolina
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 34° 00.611 W 081° 01.245
17S E 498084 N 3763285
Quick Description: Historic dormitory on the campus of Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina.
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 4/20/2013 7:13:05 PM
Waymark Code: WMGXHF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 1

Long Description:

"The cornerstone of Coppin Hall was laid in 1906.  the builder was Reverend John D. Smart of Winnsboro, a traveling minister of the A.M.E. Church.  Completed on March 1, 1907, the building cost $22,000.  according to the University's catalogue of 1907, it was built of 'fine red brick, 110 by 45 feet, and four stories high with Mansard roof covered by artistic tin shingles, while four stately Grecian columns adorn the front portico of the building.'

In 1912 the first floor contained eight rooms used for an office, library, and recitation rooms.  Entire second floor was the chapel with a seating capacity of 700.  Third and fourth floors were used as girls' dormitories.  Building is presently used as a women's dormitory" - Historic District Nomination

Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Allen University

Link to nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): [Web Link]

Address:
Allen University
Harden Street
Columbia, South Carolina


How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Narrative found on the internet (Link provided below)

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