American Legion Hut

American Legion Hut (HMQC6)

Location: Hampton, SC 29924 Hampton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 52.334', W 81° 7.07'

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(Front text)
This 1933 cypress-log hut is the headquarters of American Legion Post #108. Legionnaires and other local citizens cut cypress trees for it, designed it, and built it, with funding from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, a Depression-era federal program. State Senator George Warren donated this one-acre site to the Town of Hampton, which deeded it to American Legion Post #108 in 1940.
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This building, described at its opening as "one of the most beautiful in the state," hosted Friday night dances for many years. During World War II it was a dining hall for German prisoners of war held nearby. The hut, a fine example of vernacular log construction and long a center of social and cultural events in Hampton County, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.
HM NumberHMQC6
Marker Number25-16
Year Placed2010
Placed ByThe American Legion Post #108
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 4:17am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 488976 N 3637129
Decimal Degrees32.87223333, -81.11783333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 52.334', W 81° 7.07'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 52' 20.04" N, 81° 7' 4.20" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 800-898 Jackson Ave W, Hampton SC 29924, US
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