McMaster School

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McMaster School
Facade of school.jpg
McMaster School is located in South Carolina
McMaster School
McMaster School is located in the US
McMaster School
Location Columbia, South Carolina
Coordinates 34°00′09″N 81°01′35″W / 34.0025°N 81.0263°W / 34.0025; -81.0263Coordinates: 34°00′09″N 81°01′35″W / 34.0025°N 81.0263°W / 34.0025; -81.0263
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1911
Architect William Augustus Edwards of Edwards & Walters
NRHP Reference # 97000777[1]
Added to NRHP July 25, 1997

The McMaster School, built in 1911, is an historic building located at 1106 Pickens Street on the corner of Senate Street in Columbia, South Carolina.[2][3] It was designed by noted Columbia architect William Augustus Edwards of the firm of Edwards and Walter. It was named for Col. F. W. McMaster (1826-1899), the first chairman of the local school board and was used as a grammar school until 1956.

In 1960 it was purchased by the University of South Carolina and renamed McMaster College. It was first used by the Music and Art departments, with the music department staying until 1994. It has been used since then by USC's Art and Media Arts departments except for a brief period when it was the ROTC building.[4][5][6]

On July 25, 1997, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[1][3]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Schmitz, Doris M. (May 4, 1995). "McMaster School" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "McMaster School, Richland County (1106 Pickens St., Columbia)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  4. ^ South Carolina Department of Archives and History file on South Carolina State Armory
  5. ^ USC Map - McMaster College
  6. ^ USC Map - McMaster College & Fraser Hall

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