Former Slave Quarters900 Sumter Street
University of South Carolina Horseshoe
Behind the current President's House stands the last remaining kitchen and slave quarter on the campus. This structure was one of two identical structures built by contractor Thomas Wade in the 1840s behind what was then a duplex for faculty members. Faculty that lived on the college campus during the Antebellum period were allowed to bring their own enslaved workers. Many additional quarters for these bondsmen once existed on the university grounds, behind the buildings that front the Horseshoe; however, due to construction these tangible reminders of the school's relationship with slavery were demolished.