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I completed a recent photo shoot of the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Because of the number of pics and the size of some of the files I will split this into multiple posts and call them Campus Shots, Academic/Cultural Buildings, Dorms/Greek Village and Sports. I took most of these pictures, but I an posting a few from the USC website.

Campus shots:

This is the historic Horseshoe, the center of the old part of USC's campus. It dates to the founding of the University in 1801 and is an integral part of downtown Columbia.

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All but 2 of the buildings in this picture are part of the USC campus. This was taken from about 10 miles away.

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More Horseshoe shots:

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Here are some buildings of note on campus:

The old Armory:

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The Colleges of Humanities and Nursing:

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Old academic buildings:

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The Osborne Administration Building. No Ozzy doesn't live here!

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Petigru Hall, the Registrar's Office:

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The Physical Sciences Building:

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Rutledge College, the first building constructed at USC. Begun in 1801 and completed in 1805:

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Old University High School in Columbia. This is now the USC School of Education:

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Russell House Student Union; this building contains a mall, PO Boxes, many eateries, a rec area, a ballroom and student organizations' offices:

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Swearingen School of Engineering:

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Longstreet Theater; this is now a theater in the round. It was originally a theater when built in the 1800's, it was USC's first basketball arena from like 1908-1926 and now it's a theater again. I love this building inside and out.

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The new home for the Arnold School of Public Health. The Carolina Plaza, training ground for Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism students, is next door.

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The Darla Moore School of Business; I know it's a little crooked. I never claimed to be a professional photographer! I need to buy a tripod.

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Davis College; I'm not sure what is housed in here now.

The Faculty House; another favorite of mine.

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I believe this is Dessausure Hall, another original building:

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McKissick Museum and Visitor's Center:

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Another shot of the Darla Moore School of Business. I spent alot of time in there as a student.

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The National Advocacy Center; District Attorneys from all over the country are trained here.

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A side view of of McKissick Museum and Visitor's Center. I love domed buildings!

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The current building for the Arnold School of Public Health:

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Melton Observatory:

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The South Caroliniana Library; this is the oldest separate college library building in use in the country, dating from 1840.

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And this is the current Thomas Cooper Library; Mckissick Museum was the library in between the South Caroliniana and Thomas Cooper. This building is cool because 4 of the 7 floors are below ground.

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Actually the "mall" isn't there any more. The mall area now contains a copy center, student government offices, "The Golden Spur" which is a place for students to hang out and play pool or ping pong, etc. (named after the former Golden Spur that closed after the drinking age was moved to 21, and of course the PO Boxes as well as some other faculty offices. It look completely different if you can recall what it used to look like. The flower shop and the sub connection were moved upstairs where the PO boxes used to be.

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Thanks Spartan; it has been awhile since I've been in Russell House. Here are some pics of dorms:

Preston College, now a dorm, I believe:

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South Building (formerly Patterson Hall) women's dorm. I wonder what Patterson did to get his name removed??? :D

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South Tower from behind Russell House:

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Another view of South Tower:

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The Women's Quad:

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The old Fraternity Quad:

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The new Greek Village; where the rich kids live:

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The Kappa Kappa Gamma's must be (or like) French; they have a fleur de lis on their sign!

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The new environmental-friendly "Green Dorm":

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Bates West and Bates House on the predominantly residential South Campus:

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Capstone House is a dorm with a revolving restaurant at the top:

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Cliff Apts. for married students:

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Columbia Hall, which was known as a predominantly gay dorm when I was in school in the 80's. Unfortunately, I had to live in the cheapo Towers.

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South Quad:

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Capstone House from a distance away on Devine Street:

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OK, now, here are some USC sports venues. We have some of the best facilities around. Go 'Cocks!

The new Fitness and Wellness Center; I didn't like the person it's named after so I won't mention his name. He has too many things named after him anyway. A beautiful building, nonetheless. Yes, I do love domes!

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The Colonial Center, basketball and concerts, etc.

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Williams-Brice Stadium:

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The concept of football tailgating condominium party parking areas was invented at USC and we still have more of them than anywhere else. We know how to party. Most of these places have live bands/barbeques, etc. before and after games:

Cocks Corner, one of the originals:

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The Cockaboose Railroad:

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The Volleyball Competition Facility:

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Old Carolina Coliseum where basketball used to be played before the Colonial Center was built. The Columbia Inferno Hockey Team still plays there:

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Sarge Frye Field Baseball Stadium. A new stadium is in the works:

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Carolina Natatorium:

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Stone Soccer Stadium:

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Those are great shots, been through Columbia lots have seen the stadium from 77 (it is 77 I think). Never really drove past the campus, looks great!

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^^ I thought Strom was a Clemson man?

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Probably, but he is a ledgend in this state to most. He has lots of things named for him, particularly in Columbia.

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^^ I thought Strom was a Clemson man?

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Strom did go to Clemson and he and I were diametrically oppossed on nearly every issue, bless his heart. In the South, if you follow a damning comment about somebody with "bless his heart", then you can speak badly about somebody all you want! :rofl:

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That looks awesome! Do you have anymore renderings? I figured it would only be a matter of time before USC did this, it seems to be the new trend now. I know NC State, & Clemson are doing this too their football stadiums as well.

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In the South, if you follow a damning comment about somebody with "bless his heart", then you can speak badly about somebody all you want!  :rofl:

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We should learn that up here too! :D

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That looks awesome! Do you have anymore renderings? I figured it would only be a matter of time before USC did this, it seems to be the new trend now. I know NC State, & Clemson are doing this too their football stadiums as well.

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Many more pics HERE of the current progress, i believ it is almost done.

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