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Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
George Washington (Statue)
 
The State House George Washington Statue, north steps reads: Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, January 16, 2011
1. The State House George Washington Statue, north steps reads:
This is a replica of an original marble statue made by Houdon. In 1853 the Virginia legislature had W. J. Hubard Foundry cast six copies in bronze. South Carolina purchased this one in 1858 for $10,000. Originally installed inside the state house, the figure was moved in 1884 to a spot in the northeast corner of the state house grounds. In 1907 the figure was moved to its present location at base of steps on the north side of the state house. Smithsonian Institution Research Information System(SIRIS) Inventory of American Sculpture #76006401
 
Inscription. During the occupation of Columbia by Sherman's army February 17-19, 1865, soldiers brickbatted this statue and broke off the lower part of the walking cane.
 
Location. 34° 0.042′ N, 81° 1.997′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Gervais Street (U.S. 1 / 378) near Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The State House of South Carolina (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish-American War Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Ryan Tillman (within shouting distance of this marker); The State House (within shouting distance of this marker); Palmetto Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Sherman’s Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); South Carolina Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The North-South Streets in The City Of Columbia / Richardson Street (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia.
 
George Washington (Statue) Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, January 16, 2011
2. George Washington (Statue) Marker
brickbatted: pieces of brick used as a weapon or missle
 
 
George Washington at SC State Capitol Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 9, 2013
3. George Washington at SC State Capitol
 
 
Closeup of George Washington Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 9, 2013
4. Closeup of George Washington
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 559 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on January 25, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on August 29, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on March 4, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
 
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