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An Enduring Landmark

 
 
An Enduring Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 5, 2019
1. An Enduring Landmark Marker
Inscription.  Columbia was founded as South Carolina's second capital on March 22, 1786. Brothers James and Thomas Taylor owned much of the land that comprised the original city limits, including the tract upon which the Seibels House was erected in 1796.
 
Location. 34° 0.765′ N, 81° 1.872′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is at the intersection of Richland Street and Pickens Street, on the right when traveling west on Richland Street. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, near the southwest corner of the Seibels House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1601 Richland 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. Pieces of the Past (within shouting distance of this marker); Seibels House (within shouting 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 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Taylor Burying Ground
Marker detail: <i>C. Drie's 1872 Birdseye Map of Columbia</i> image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Library of Congress
2. Marker detail: C. Drie's 1872 Birdseye Map of Columbia
When built at the end of the 18th century, the Seibels House stood in a largely undeveloped area. Three generations later, the property (outlined in red) had many neighbors, including the state asylum (yellow), the Male Academy (blue) and the Hampton-Preston Mansion (green).
(approx. 0.2 miles away); South Carolina State Hospital, Mills Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mann-Simons Cottage (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Regarding An Enduring Landmark. The Seibels House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places • #71000804
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Seibels House
 
Also see . . .  Seibels House and Garden. Dating to 1796, and often mentioned in 19th- and 20th-century travelogues for its architecture and beautiful gardens, the Seibels House is believed to be the oldest remaining house in Columbia. (Submitted on June 8, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers
 
Marker detail: House began as a wood-frame building image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Historic Columbia Foundation Collection
3. Marker detail: House began as a wood-frame building
Believed to be Columbia's oldest remaining structure, the Seibels House began as a far simpler, wood-frame building. Successive owners adapted the house to meet their needs, especially the Seibels family, which acquired the property in 1858.
Marker detail: Colonial Revival style in the 1920s image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Historic Columbia Foundation Collection
4. Marker detail: Colonial Revival style in the 1920s
The building's current Colonial Revival style, rendered in the 1920s by noted local architect J. Carroll Johnson, belies the former residence's original simpler appearance.
An Enduring Landmark Marker  wide view<br>(<i>marker near southwest corner of house</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 5, 2019
5. An Enduring Landmark Marker wide view
(marker near southwest corner of house)
Siebels House (<i>front view from Richland Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 5, 2019
6. Siebels House (front view from Richland Street)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 8, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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