First Home of Winthrop College

First Home of Winthrop College (HMIOY)

Location: Rock Hill, SC 29730 York County
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N 34° 56.401', W 81° 1.986'

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This Chapel of the Columbia Theological
Seminary, at Columbia, South Carolina,
was occupied by the Winthrop Training
School as a classroom for one year.
The Winthrop Training School was organ-
ized in 1886 by D.B. Johnson, superintend-
ent of the city schools of Columbia.
The Trustees of the Columbia City
Schools in 1886, who were also Trustees
of The Winthrop Training School, were
F.W. McMaster, chairman - John P. Thomas, Jr.
R.L. Bryan - Edward S. Joynes - Wm. H. Lyles
W.J. Duffie - W.C. Swaffield.
In 1936 on request of The Winthrop Col-
lege Alumnae Association, This building
was given to Winthrop College by the
Columbia Theological Seminary. In the
same year it was moved to this location.
Within, rest the remains of David Bancroft
Johnson, Founder of Winthrop College,
and President for Forty-two Years.

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President Johnson wed Mai Rutledge
Smith, a native of Charleston, South
Carolina, on August 6,1902. They had
three children, David Bancroft
Johnson, Jr., Burgh Smith Johnson, and
Susanne Rutledge Johnson. Mrs. Johnson
was a 1900 graduate of Winthrop and was
employed at the school until 1969, After
her death in 1978, at the age of 100, she
was interred with her husband.

Erected as
a stable and carriage house.
Used as the Chapel
while the Seminary was in Columbia
and listed such leaders as
Howe, Thornwell, Palmer, Girardeau,
Joseph Ruggles Wilson and
John Leighton Wilson.
The Book of Church Order of the
Southern Presbyterian Church
was prepared in this building by a
Committee with J.B. Adger, Chairman,
and James Woodrow, Secretary.
In student services held here under
the Leadership of Frank J. Brooke,
Woodrow Wilson
accepted and confessed Christ 1873.
Presented to Winthrop College by
The Board of Directors of
Columbia Theological Seminary,
Decatur, Georgia, on May 7 1936.
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 6:46pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 496977 N 3866391
Decimal Degrees34.94001667, -81.03310000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 56.401', W 81° 1.986'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 56' 24.06" N, 81° 1' 59.16" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2330 Founders Ln, Rock Hill SC 29730, US
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