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Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Columbia Bible College, 1937-1960 / Westervelt Home, 1930 - 1937
 
Columbia Bible College, 1937-1960 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Columbia Bible College, 1937-1960 Marker
 
Inscription. (Front Text):
Columbia Bible College
1937-1960
In 1937 Columbia Bible College (now Columbia International University) acquired the Ainsley Hall House, designed by Robert Mills. The students housed here were trained for Christian service around the world. in 1960 CBC moved to its present campus in north Columbia. The Robert Mills House has been operated as a house museum since 1967 by the Historic Columbia Foundation.

(Reverse text):
Westervelt Home
1930-1937
The Westervelt Home, for children of Christian missionaries, was founded in Indiana in 1926 and moved to Columbia in 1929. Associated with Columbia Bible College, it was in the Hampton-Preston Mansion 1930-34 and the Robert Mills House 1934-37, then moved to Batesburg in 1937. The Hampton-Preston Mansion has been a house museum since 1970 and operated by Historic Columbia Foundation since 1972.
 
Erected 2007 by The Columbia International University Alumni Association. (Marker Number 40-139.)
 
Location. 34° 0.609′ N, 81° 1.764′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Blanding Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located between Pickens Street and Henderson Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia SC 29201, United States of America.
 
Westervelt Home, 1930 - 1937 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2010
2. Westervelt Home, 1930 - 1937 Marker
 

 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Former Site of Columbia Theological Seminary (a few steps from this marker); Hampton - Preston House (a few steps from this marker); Original Site of Winthrop College (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Church of the Good Shepard (about 500 feet away); Site of Columbia Male Academy (about 600 feet away); Colonel Thomas Taylor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Original Site of Columbia College (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Columbia Bible College (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia.
 
Regarding Columbia Bible College, 1937-1960 / Westervelt Home, 1930 - 1937. The house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1973 #70000595 as the Robert Mills House - Ainsley Hall
 
Columbia Bible College / Westervelt Home, Marker looking east along Blanding Street Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 21, 2010
3. Columbia Bible College / Westervelt Home, Marker looking east along Blanding Street
 
 
Columbia Bible College, 1937-1960 / Westervelt Home, 1930 - 1937 Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 21, 2010
4. Columbia Bible College, 1937-1960 / Westervelt Home, 1930 - 1937
 
 
Columbia Bible College, 1937-1960 / Westervelt Home, 1930 - 1937 Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 21, 2010
5. Columbia Bible College, 1937-1960 / Westervelt Home, 1930 - 1937
The house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1973 #70000595 as the Robert Mills House - Ainsley Hall
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 786 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 27, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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