Furman’s early years were a tumultuous time for the school. Its first two locations, in Edgefield and the High Hills of Santee, South Carolina, closed due to persistent financial difficulties. Rather than abandon the project altogether, the decision was made to relocate to Winnsboro, South Carolina. The fertile soil there meant students could farm the land in addition to studying.
While it stood, the abandoned building provided an eerie glimpse into the early history of Furman University. It was demolished in 1998. These photographs, featured in the exhibition, are now all that remain of the Winnsboro campus.