Constructed in 1894, Keller Hall stands as an iconic jewel on Newberry College’s campus and was placed in the college’s Historic District by the National Register for Historic Places in 1976.
In 2004, the Trustees determined stabilization of the vacant structure was needed and funded the project. Completed in 2017, the restoration of this 5,700-square-foot building included replacing the roof, new windows and doors, and re-pointing of the masonry façade. Particular attention was given to reinforcing and replacing the roof and floor structures to improve seismic resistance.
As a separate phase, the interiors were renovated to accommodate classrooms and offices for the Department of Religion and Philosophy. Where possible, the original heart pine flooring and fireplace mantels were restored.