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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

May 10th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Mystery Church In Downtown Clemson


(Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)

Today’s photos are part mystery and part history. When looking at old photos, you learn to look for recognizable landmarks in the photos for both a reference of a location and a reference of time.

Alan Cutts (the man responsible for uploading most of these pictures to me), was at a loss in identifying the history of this church as it is not a part of Clemson’s history that we mostly know. One publication lists it as an Episcopal Church and that the photo was taken in the 1920’s.

The only thing for sure I can say about the photo is that it was a huge building located in what is now downtown Clemson.

The photo below gives you a better idea as to its location. This photo was taken during the 1927 football season and you can see the church across Highway 93 from Riggs Field.

What happened to this building is a bit of a mystery to me, but I have heard that it burned down in the 1930’s. However, I cannot find a historical record of that suspicion.

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