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Guide to Citadel Campus Names

Richardson Avenue

John Peter Richardson (1801-1864)

  • Governor of South Carolina, 1840-1842

Named in 1934

“The committee appointed in accordance wit the direction of the Board of Visitors and consisting of Colonel Thomas, Colonel Padgett and General Summerall, for the purpose of recommending names for the buildings, streets, etc., of The Citadel met on May 16, 1934, and submits the following recommendations to the Board. The numbers refer to the elements indicated on the accompanying blue print.

No. 2

John P. Richardson Drive. In honor of Governor Richardson who effected the establishment of The Citadel.”

Citadel Board of Visitors meeting minutes, May 17, 1934