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Poynor School

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Built  1908 (1908)
Opened  1908
Added to NRHP  19 May 1983
NRHP Reference #  83002194
Area  2 ha
Poynor School
Location  301 S. Dargan St., Florence, South Carolina
Architectural style  Colonial Revival architecture

Poynor School is a historic school building constructed from 1906 to 1908 in Florence, South Carolina. It was designed by local architect William J. Wilkins and was the contractor's first commission as an architect. Now known as Poynor Junior High School, it is located at 301 South Dargan Street and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (May 19, 1983).

The two-story brick building is in a Neoclassical Georgian Revival style. Construction was carried out by J.F. Ong of Columbia, South Carolina according to plans by W.J. Wilkins who revised the original plans by Charles Coker Wilson. The building includes features a central tetrastyle colossal Ionic portico with six bays on either side of the portico and four-bay pavilions at each end of the main block. A banquet for President William Howard Taft was held at the school in 1910. The building and grounds have also been used for recitals, concerts, meetings, lectures, tournaments, fundraisers, and extracurricular classes.

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Poynor School Wikipedia


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