Historic Markers Across South Carolina

American Legion Hut

Marker ID: SCHM 25-16
Location: Jackson Ave. W & Hoover St. S, Hampton, SC
County: Hampton
Coordinates: N 32° 52.334    W 081° 7.07
  32.87223333    -81.11783333
Style: Free Standing **


This 1933 cypress-log hut is the headquarters of American Legion Post #108. Legionnaires and other local citizens cut cypress trees for it, designed it, and built it, with funding from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, a Depression-era federal program. State Senator George Warren donated this one-acre site to the Town of Hampton, which deeded it to American Legion Post #108 in 1940.

This building, described at its opening as “one of the most beautiful in the state,” hosted Friday night dances for many years. During World War II it was a dining hall for German prisoners of war held nearby. The hut, a fine example of vernacular log construction and long a center of social and cultural events in Hampton County, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.

Erected by the American Legion Post #108, 2010