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The original Wade Hampton residence hall (1924), the first women's housing facility built on the campus, culminated an interesting controversy which raged over whether or not a women's residence should be built at all. During World War I, women students were allowed to live on campus for the first time. Until then rooming facilities were provided for them off campus. After the war, a movement arose for separate women's housing, and Wade Hampton College was the result. This building was razed in 1959 and a new structure bearing the same name was built in its place.

Wade Hampton III (1818-1902, Class of 1836) was a Confederate general, governor of South Carolina, and United States senator. During the Civil War, Hampton, a wealthy planter, organized the famous Hampton Legion of infantry, cavalry, and artillery, which he partially financed.

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