Blue Key National Honor Fraternity Gateway

Blue Key National Honor Fraternity Gateway (HMYEA)

Location: Clemson, SC 29631 Pickens County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 40.45', W 82° 48.75'

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[North Plaque]:
Dedicated by
Blue Key National Honor Fraternity
Clemson University Chapter
April 6, 1997

History of the Original Gates
The will of Thomas Green Clemson called for the establishment of a "high seminary of learning" where students could study science and mechanical art. According to Mr. Clemson, the University would become a "people's university," and open its doors of higher learning to all South Carolinians, rich and poor alike.

These stone columns mark the original formal gateway to Clemson University. The original gates were constructed from field and river stone in 1915, 26 years after the founding of the land-grant institution known then as Clemson Agricultural College in November 1889. This landmark served as a meeting place for cadets and travelers throughout the decades.

The columns and walls are constructed in the Arts and Crafts architectural style, a pre-World War I style which calls for a minimum of mortar, sand, and other materials. The current gates were renovated in 1932 with wash stone obtained from the Seneca River, now part of Lake Hartwell. They stand as a proud memorial of our history.

Blue Key National Honor Fraternity
Welcomes You to Clemson University
"Our Gates Are Always Open"
The 1995-96 and 1996-97 Blue Key National Honor Fraternity members at Clemson University proudly provided the planning, organization, and sponsorship of the Blue Key Endowment. Funds from this endowment have been used to renovate the original formal gates to Clemson University.

The Blue Key Chapter represents a cross-section of the University's most outstanding students in terms of leadership, scholarship, and achievement. Blue Key, founded at Clemson University in 1932, has more than 1,400 alumni members.

Presidents of Clemson Blue Key Chapter (1932-1997)
Year Placed1997
Placed ByBlue Key National Honor Fraternity, Clemson University Chapter
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 12:09pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 333943 N 3838404
Decimal Degrees34.67416667, -82.81250000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 40.45', W 82° 48.75'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 40' 27.00" N, 82° 48' 45.00" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-204 Pendleton Rd, Clemson SC 29631, US
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