“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

McCord House

McCord House Marker (side 1) image. Click for full size.
October 2018
1. McCord House Marker (side 1)
Inscription.  (side 1)
This Greek Revival house was built in 1849 for David and Louisa McCord by slaves from her plantation, Lang Syne, in Fort Motte, S.C. David McCord (1797-1855) was a lawyer, editor, planter, banker, and legislator. Louisa McCord (1810-79) was a noted author of essays, poetry, and drama. Among the enslaved carpenters who built the home were John Spann and Anderson Keitt. The house was later owned by the Oxner-Adams family, who were also connected to Lang Syne plantation.
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During the Civil War the house was a central depot for food intended for patients at the Confederate hospital located on the South Carolina College campus. In 1865, Maj. Gen. O.O. Howard, who later headed the Freedmen’s Bureau and was namesake of Howard University, used the house as his headquarters when the U.S. Army captured the city. Though a large part of the city was burned on the night of Feb. 17-18, 1865, the McCord House survived.
Erected 2018 by Richland County Conservation
McCord House Marker (side 2) image. Click for full size.
October 2018
2. McCord House Marker (side 2)
Commission and the United Family Reunion. (Marker Number 40-206.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities marker series.
Location. 33° 59.998′ N, 81° 1.67′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Pendleton Street near Bull Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1431 Pendleton Street, Columbia SC 29201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Minton Family Home (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Original President's House 1807 (about 500 feet away); McCutchen House (about 600 feet away); Site where James Dickey Wrote Deliverance (about 600 feet away); Gibbes Green (about 600 feet away); Rutledge College (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Rutledge College (about 700 feet away); Horry-Guignard House (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Also see . . .  McCord House. Wikipedia (Submitted on October 15, 2018.) 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2018. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 4, 2018. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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