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Erskine College Due West South Carolina
The beauty of Erskine College s campus lies in its elegant old architecture and it is this, along with other buildings in the Erskine College Due West Historic District, that has earned a portion of the campus a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. Among Erskine s most attractive features is Philomathean Hall, which is home to the college s Philomathean Literary Society and holds the prestige of being the oldest building in the entire historic district. Complete with Corinthian columns and interior frescoes, the Italian Renaissance Revival style structure was built in 1859 under architect Thomas Veal s supervision. Moreover, design wise the building bears some similarity to the White House in Washington, D.C. Established back in 1839 by the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Erskine was the first private Christian school set up in South Carolina. Today, it has a relatively small student body of 575 on its undergraduate liberal arts plus graduate theological programs.