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DeBruhl-Marshall House

 
 
DeBruhl-Marshall House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. DeBruhl-Marshall House Marker
Inscription. A fine example of the classic style in Southern domestic architecture. Built in 1820, probably after a design of Robert Mills. For almost one hundred years the home of the DeBruhl and Marshall families.
 
Erected 1977 by replacing a marker erected 1938 by the Sesquicentennial Commission of 1936. (Marker Number 40-15.)
 
Location. 34° 0.624′ N, 81° 2.029′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Laurel Street near Marion Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1401 Laurel Street, Columbia SC 29201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mann-Simons Cottage (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Blanding House (about 500 feet away); Ladson Presbyterian Church (about 600 feet away); Ebenezer Lutheran Church (about 600 feet away); Church of the Good Shepard (approx. 0.2 miles away); Laurel Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Columbia Male Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Richland Street (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia.
 
Regarding DeBruhl-Marshall House. The DeBruhl-Marshall House is noted
DeBruhl-Marshall House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 21, 2010
2. DeBruhl-Marshall House Marker
for its significant landscape architecture. Gardens to front and east of house are in their original form and still contain its first brick walkways and many plants and trees planted when the house was built in 1820. The lot was L-shaped with a carriage house and gardens. The house is also significant as one of Columbia’s most outstanding examples of Greek Revival architecture with solid brick exterior and interior walls, massive columns, impressive arched front and rear doorways, original materials and manual craftsmanship. The two-story house with gabled slate roof and full basement has three-foot thick brick exterior walls which taper as they rise to the main floor. Steps rise from the arched basement to the marble portico floor which extends three bays of the five bay width. Four massive Doric columns support an unornamented pediment. The interior remains largely original with the exception of a flying staircase taken from Columbia’s old courthouse that was torn down before 1896. Listed in the National Register March 23, 1972.
(Source: South Carolina Department of Archives and History)

National Register of Historic Places:
Debruhl-Marshall House (added 1972 - - #72001218)
♦ Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
♦ Architectural Style: Greek Revival
DeBruhl-Marshall House with Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 21, 2010
3. DeBruhl-Marshall House with Marker
National Register of Historical Places: Debruhl-Marshall House (added 1972 - Building - #72001218)
Area of Significance: Architecture, Landscape Architecture
♦ Period of Significance: 1800-1824
♦ Owner: Private
♦ Historic Function: Domestic
♦ Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
♦ Current Function: Domestic
♦ Current Sub-function: Multiple Dwelling
 
Also see . . .  Robert Mills (Architect), Wikipedia entry. In 1836 he won the competition for the design of the Washington Monument which is his best known work. (Submitted on March 15, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
DeBruhl-Marshall House Marker image. Click for full size.
S.C. Dept. of Archives and History, March 3, 2006
4. DeBruhl-Marshall House Marker
DeBruhl-Marshall House, Front (South elevation), Laurel Street image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, M.B. Paine, April 1934
5. DeBruhl-Marshall House, Front (South elevation), Laurel Street
Historic American Engineering Record , HABS SC,40-COLUM,1-1
DeBruhl-Marshall House , Rear (North and east elevation) image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, M.B. Paine, April 1934
6. DeBruhl-Marshall House , Rear (North and east elevation)
Historic American Engineering Record, HABS SC,40-COLUM,1-2
DeBruhl-Marshall House , Front door image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, M.B. Paine, April 1934
7. DeBruhl-Marshall House , Front door
Historic American Engineering Record , HABS SC,40-COLUM,1-3
DeBruhl-Marshall House, Entrance Hall image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, M.B. Paine, April 1934
8. DeBruhl-Marshall House, Entrance Hall
Historic American Engineering Record , HABS SC,40-COLUM,1-4
DeBruhl-Marshall House Front image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, April 1960
9. DeBruhl-Marshall House Front
Historic American Engineering Record , HABS SC,40-COLUM,1-6
DeBruhl-Marshall House image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, April 1960
10. DeBruhl-Marshall House
Historic American Engineering Record , HABS SC,40-COLUM,1-7
DeBruhl-Marshall House Main entrance image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, April 1960
11. DeBruhl-Marshall House Main entrance
Historic American Engineering Record , HABS SC,40-COLUM,1-8
 
 
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