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Tillman Hall – Clemson, South Carolina


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Clemson University was founded in the late 1800s by Thomas Clemson. Born in Philadelphia, Clemson was a champion of agricultural affairs and farming. He moved to South Carolina when he married Anna Calhoun, daughter of South Carolina’s famous statesman, John Calhoun.

Gary DuBose of Seneca, 2008 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

These colorful photos highlight the tall tower of Tillman Hall, which serves as a sort of “town clock” for both Clemson University and the town that surrounds it. The grassy knoll in front of Tillman Hall is known as Bowman Field.

Tillman Hall Clemson University

Andy Hunter of Denmark, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

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Andy Hunter of Denmark, 2012 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Clemson Colors

Andy Hunter of Denmark, 2012 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Tillman Hall Historic

Andy Hunter of Denmark, 1970s © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Reflections on Tillman Hall


Long-time contributor Gary Dubose donated the photo at the top of this page. He writes, “Tillman Hall, built in the 1890s, is the classic symbol of Clemson University. The building is named for Ben Tillman, the governor of South Carolina who (along with Thomas Clemson) was instrumental in the founding of what was then Clemson College.”

Dubose adds, “The interior of the building has been rebuilt a couple of times. The first was after it was gutted by a fire only a few years after being constructed. The second time was in the 1980s when the building was extensively renovated.”

DuBose, who hails from Seneca, is a Clemson alum and chemistry teacher at nearby Daniel High. Since his wife works at the university, he visits the campus a good bit and says it is one of his favorite places to walk and take photos.

Photographer and Clemson alumnus Andy Hunter tells us this about the historic photo at the bottom of the page: “I took this when I was at Clemson from ’75 to ’79. I worked in the photo lab for three years – great years – getting paid to do my hobby. I actually tray-developed this one.”

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