South Carolina’s oldest college has begun a renovation project on some of their oldest buildings. The College of Charleston has buildings dating back to the early 1800s. This week, the Associated Press reports, work is under way on Randolph Hall, Towell Library, and Porters Lodge at the college. The project, that will cost C of C nearly $3.7 million, is expected to take about a year to complete.
Since 1829, Randolph Hall has served as one of the most known buildings on the historic campus. The dome-shaped, column structured building served as the school’s main academic building for years. Now, the hall is used for the college’s administration headquarters. Not only has Randolph Hall served as an academic center for the school, it has also been in several movies filmed in the Lowcountry. For reasons like these, the college wants to renovate the hall and two other sites on campus to keep the history alive at the school.