Friday, February 27, 2015

February 27th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Mid 1960’s Clemson Campus Life


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Today’s photos center around the mid 1960’s when color photography was quickly becoming the new fad. The above photo is of Clemson students hanging out in the Loggia at Johnstone Hall.

The open air loggia at Johnstone Hall on the ground-floor (level six) at the hilltop overlooked an assembly quadrangle designed to accommodate cadet formations. The canteen, one floor below the loggia, faced the formation area. The paved quadrangle, lately serving as parking, was redeveloped into a new student union and student government chambers in the mid-1970s.

The campus student locator phone office, the West Campus housing office, student government chambers, a small campus retreat chapel (later converted to a job placement office), and all the student media were located in the three levels above the loggia.

The next photo is from the inside of Sikes Hall when it served as the Library at Clemson. The cornerstone for the future Sikes Hall was laid on January 19, 1904, by Grand Mason J. R. Bellinger, A.F.M., and completed that same year.


Sikes Hall is named for Clemson's sixth president, Enoch Walter Sikes. Sikes was originally the center for agricultural studies and was known as Agricultural Hall, but was remodeled as the campus library after fire destroyed most of the building on the night of April 2, 1925. It served as the campus library until 1966 when the Robert Muldrow Cooper Library replaced it.

Believe it or not, Sikes also housed a museum and gymnasium through past years.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

February 26th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Battalion Drill 1894


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Today’s photo was taken days before the great Tillman Hall fire in May of 1894.

In fact, I believe this picture was taken just 2 days before the fire broke out and destroyed much of Tillman. For information on the Tillman Hall Fire, see blog entry from yesterday:

http://tigerpregameshow.blogspot.com/2013/03/tillman-hall-fire-in-1894.html

The above photo is the oldest believed to exist of Clemson and shows the entire Student Body on parade with Tillman in the background.

After the fire, reconstruction of what we now call Tillman Hall was quickly planned as the original architects, Brooks and Morgan of Atlanta, were retained at a fee of five percent to plan and supervise the work. Total cost for rebuilding was $22,993.00.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

February 25th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Tillman Hall Fire From 1894


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Today’s photos are some of the oldest that I have seen involving Clemson. The photos are from May 22, 1894 and show Tillman Hall ablaze.

The fire at Tillman broke out in a third floor laboratory, but thanks to the action of the cadets in forming bucket brigades, the exterior walls were saved. The entire Clemson Library was lost, including books that once belonged to John C. Calhoun and Thomas Green Clemson.


After the fire, reconstruction of what we now call Tillman Hall was quickly planned as the original architects, Brooks and Morgan of Atlanta, were retained at a fee of five percent to plan and supervise the work. Total cost for rebuilding was $22,993.00.

Tillman Hall is not the oldest building on the campus, but it is one of the most recognized buildings at Clemson. It overlooks Bowman Field and was dedicated in 1891, originally called "The Agricultural Building." Known as the Main Building for the first half of the twentieth century, it was formally named Tillman Hall in honor of Governor Benjamin Tillman, one of the seven original trustees of Clemson, by the Board of Trustees at their meeting in the first week of July, 1946.


Today, Tillman Hall houses the Eugene T. Moore School of Education, the school of Technology and Human Resources, and the Calhoun Honors College. Tillman Hall also has a small auditorium that is often used for guest speakers or small presentations. AFROTC is also located in Tillman Hall.

Tillman's tower holds a clock which chimes every 15-minutes with a 47-bell carillon. The original bell sits in a monument in The Carillon Garden. In front of the building is a statue of Thomas Green Clemson.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

February 24th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Tiger Baseball From 1979 (Part IV)


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Today’s photos are from the 1979 baseball season and are the final installment in the 4-part series.

The 1979 team would produce nine players that would be drafted in the Major League Draft that June. Mike Sullivan (P), Tim Teufel (2B), Brian Snyder (P), Bill Schroeder (C), Tony Masone (OF), Len Bradley (P), David Buffamoyer (C), Todd Freeman (3B), and Pete Khoury (Of) were all drafted in June of 1979.


Mike Sullivan was taken in the first round of the Major League Draft by the Cincinnati Reds. Tim Teufel was a third round pick of the Chicago White Sox.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

February 23rd Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Tiger Baseball From 1979 (Part III)


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Today’s photos are from the 1979 baseball season and is Part III of IV photo selections from the 1979 baseball season that I will post over the next 4 days.

You can notice in the photo above that the stands along the 3rd base line below Jervey Athletic Center are now complete and filled up for this game against the Gamecocks. Construction had just been completed on Jervey in 1973 along with the stands for Tiger Field along the 3rd base line .


Clemson would finish the 1979 season 40-15 overall, first in the ACC, and 9th in the final baseball polls. The Tigers would be eliminated from the Regional in Coral Gables, Florida with a loss to the Miami Hurricanes.

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