LOOK: Clemson Historic photo #159 'Amphitheater in 1940'


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Long-time TigerNet member Mintaka® submitted many of the historic photos on our website, and we appreciate him being part of the TigerNet family.

Mintaka's take: Today I have a few old photos of the Clemson Amphitheater. Completed in 1940 and paid for by the Class of 1915 in addition to WPA funds, the Amphitheater is often mistaken as being much older than it really is.

This photo shows the construction of the amphitheater.

Originally the amphitheater had rows of wooden benches. These lasted right up until the late 70s, when it was renovated.

There was also a small reflection pond built with it, but was removed later, when the larger reflection pond was built for the library.

The Class of 1940 got the honor of being the first to us the Amphitheater for graduation.

Feel free to share your thoughts that come to mind about our latest historical photos. Hopefully, everyone will enjoy looking back over the years at Clemson.

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