Bettis Academy and Junior College

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Bettis Academy and Junior College
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Bettis Academy and Junior College, March 2012
Bettis Academy and Junior College is located in South Carolina
Bettis Academy and Junior College
Bettis Academy and Junior College is located in the US
Bettis Academy and Junior College
Location Junction of Bettis Academy Rd. and Nicholson Rd., near Trenton, South Carolina
Coordinates 33°39′30″N 81°51′31″W / 33.6582°N 81.8587°W / 33.6582; -81.8587Coordinates: 33°39′30″N 81°51′31″W / 33.6582°N 81.8587°W / 33.6582; -81.8587
Area 2.8 acres (1.1 ha)
Built 1935 (1935), 1939, 1942
Architectural style Bungalow/craftsman
NRHP reference # 98000560[1]
Added to NRHP May 20, 1998

Bettis Academy and Junior College is a historic African-American Baptist school complex and national historic district located near Trenton, Edgefield County, South Carolina. Bettis Academy and Junior College was established in 1881 and closed in 1952. The complex now consists of three contributing buildings and one contributing site, all dating from the last 20 years of the institution. The remaining buildings are the rock-faced Alexander Bettis Community Library (1939); a bungalow-form building with a dual-pitched pyramidal roof; the stuccoed brick Classroom Building (1935); and the rock-faced Colonial Revival style Biddle Hall (1942).[2][3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Willie J. (Willa) J. Lanham and A'LaPerle Hickman (December 1997). "Bettis Academy and Junior College" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Bettis Academy and Junior College, Edgefield County (jct. of Bettis Academy Rd. & Nicholson Rd., Trenton vicinity)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 20 October 2012.