City Directories and History: Clemson’s main building, Tillman (Hall (Agricultural Hall), was built in 1893 following the establishment of the school in 1889. Architects, Alexander Campbell Bruce and Thomas H. Morgan served as supervisors of the project in the Romanesque Revival style architecture. The interior burned in 1894, was reconstructed in 1895.
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The Yorkville Enquirer reported on Jan. 21, 1891 contained a description – “The management of the farm is being established and experiments with agriculture based on scientific principles are underway. Two homes of professors are nearing completion, with their slate roofs being installed, the laboratory building will also be getting a roof soon. This makes three building nearly complete. The cost has 500,000 brick ready for use and the brick plant is capable of producing 30,000 brick a day. A large number of applications from students from all counties in S.C. has been received. Students can be furnished board for $8.00”
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IMAGE GALLERY via photographer Bill Segars – 2006 and POSTCARD images courtesy of the Revel Collection – 2015