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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

May 18th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Sikes Hall Fire




(Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)

Today's photos are of the Agricultural Building (now Sikes Hall) and were taken in the 1920’s.

This old Agricultural Building, like so many other buildings on campus, suffered a tremendous amount of fire damage on April 1, 1925. This, ironically, was just after a campus visit of the newly appointed President, Enoch Walter Sikes.

As if Mr. Sikes didn't have his hands full with rebuilding the agricultural building in the early days of his Clemson Presidency, the follow year Mechanical Hall was totally destroyed by fire.

Enoch Sikes indeed had a tough start as the President of the college, but today the old Agricultural Building holds his name in history, Sikes Hall.

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