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Seibels House

 
 
Seibels House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Seibels House Marker
National Register of Historic Places: Hale-Elmore-Seibels House (added 1971 - Building - #71000804)
Inscription. (Front text)
This house, listed in the National Register of Historic Places and probably built during the last decade of the 18th century, is one of the few remaining houses from this era in Columbia. It was purchased prior to 1860 by the Seibels family, pioneers in the insurance field, and remained in the family until 1984 when Seibels descendant George R. P. Walker donated it to Historic Columbia Foundation.
(Reverse text)
This house stands on plantation lands of Thomas Taylor, one of Columbia's founding fathers, who is buried two blocks east of here in the old family cemetery. The date 1796, seen on a hand-hewn basement beam by a local historian about 1935, indicates the house was built shortly after the new city's founding in 1786. An early separate kitchen built of hand-made brick stands behind the house.
 
Erected 1991 by The Columbia Committee of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of South Carolina. (Marker Number 40-115.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Society of Colonial Dames of America marker series.
 
Location. 34° 0.77′ N, 81° 1.845′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County
Seibels House Marker, reverse side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
2. Seibels House Marker, reverse side
. Marker is on Richland Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located between Henderson and Pickens Streets. 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. Colonel Thomas Taylor (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Columbia Male Academy (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Taylor / Taylor Cemetery (about 700 feet away); Taylor Burying Ground (about 700 feet away); South Carolina State Hospital, Mills Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hampton - Preston House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Columbia Bible College, 1937-1960 / Westervelt Home, 1930 - 1937 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Former Site of Columbia Theological Seminary (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia.
 
Regarding Seibels House. Hale-Elmore-Seibels House,
(Seibels House) Possibly the oldest house in Columbia, the Seibels House was built entirely of hand-hewn timber by A. M. Hale on a portion of the Thomas Taylor Plantation. Due to loss of state and local records by fire, the exact date of the house cannot be determined. However, there is record of the date 1796 carved on one of the hand-hewn timbers in the basement. The house was later purchased by Captain Benjamin Elmore, who then sold it to Mr.
Seibels House image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 6, 2010
3. Seibels House
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering Period of Significance: 1750-1799
John Jacob Seibels. It is two-and-one-half-stories with Georgian lines. The first story, with wide doorway and sidelights, is of brick with four large shuttered windows. The second story is clapboard with six unshuttered windows. Piazzas on the front and the west sides of the house are supported by slender Doric columns. Piazzas formerly extended on three sides; east piazza replaced ca. 1900 by the addition of a sun porch on the first floor and a room on the second floor. Other additions include extensions enlarging the first and second story rooms on the back northeast corner of the house. Mantel pieces are believed to be original. Listed in the National Register May 6, 1971.(South Carolina Department of Archives and History)

National Register of Historic Places:
Hale-Elmore-Seibels House (added 1971 - - #71000804)
♦ Also known as Picriccorn House
♦ Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Hale,A.M.
♦ Architectural Style: Georgian
♦ Area of Significance: Architecture
♦ Period of Significance: 1750-1799
♦ Owner: Private
♦ Historic Function: Domestic
♦ Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
 
Also see . . .  Historic Columbia Foundation - the circa-1796 Seibels House.
Seibels House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 28, 2010
4. Seibels House and Marker
Believed to be the oldest house in Columbia, the Seibels House has stood for over 200 years as the epitome of gracious southern hospitality that (today) transforms special occasions into historic events. (Submitted on May 7, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Seibels House Marker, looking west along Richland Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 28, 2010
5. Seibels House Marker, looking west along Richland Street
Seibels House Marker image. Click for full size.
South Carolina Department of Archives and History, September 21, 2006
6. Seibels House Marker
Parlor Mantle, as mentioned image. Click for full size.
South Carolina Department of Archives and History, September 21, 2006
7. Parlor Mantle, as mentioned
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 712 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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