Limestone College women stroll in front of the college's main building in Gaffney; the skirt styles, blue jeans, and car date this photograph as sometime in the early 1950s. Their attire is a far cry from the dress and deportment of the first young ladies enrolled in the female seminary organized there in 1945. Dr. Thomas Curtis, a Baptist minister from England, bought the Limestone Springs Hotel, built in 1835 in an attempt to create a luxury resort, and turned it into the school's first dormitory and classroom building. It is the oldest of the present colleges founded for women in South Carolina.
Courtesy of the South Caroliniana Library.