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

Woodrow Wilson Family Home & Gardens

 
 
Woodrow Wilson's Family Home & Gardens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 5, 2019
1. Woodrow Wilson's Family Home & Gardens Marker
Inscription.  President Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Farm Loan Act of 1916 to aid farmers in need of credit. This legislation created the nationwide Farm Credit System which included the Federal Land Bank of Columbia, the forerunner of today's AgFirst Farm Credit Bank.

In 2006, AgFirst generously supported the restoration of the Woodrow Wilson Family Home. The bank's contribution spurred additional corporate and private donations for the $3.6 million capital campaign. AgFirst continues to provide critical financial support to this important historic site, which has received numerous awards for excellence in historic preservation and interpreting the Reconstruction era.
 
Location. 34° 0.487′ N, 81° 1.622′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Hampton Street and Henderson Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located on the Woodrow Wilson Family Home grounds, just to the right of the front entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1705 Hampton Street, Columbia SC 29201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
Marker detail: President Woodrow Wilson, ca. 1913 image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
2. Marker detail: President Woodrow Wilson, ca. 1913
this marker. Victorian By Design (a few steps from this marker); Wilson House (a few steps from this marker); Wilson Boyhood House (a few steps from this marker); Tommy Wilson's Neighborhood (a few steps from this marker); A Fortunate Survivor (within shouting distance of this marker); Pieces of the Past (within shouting distance of this marker); Divided By Design (within shouting distance of this marker); "Chesnut Cottage" (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Woodrow Wilson Family Home
 
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1. The Federal Farm Loan Act. The Federal Farm Loan Act sought to even the playing field between smaller and bigger farmers. In the early 1900s, the attitude of small farmers in the Midwestern United States was that of angst toward big business. This was just one faction of a larger movement to regulate the growing power of big business moguls who held monopolies over their respective industries. This growing angst gave rise to what is known as the Progressive Era in the United States, which lasted from the 1890s into the 1920s. (Submitted on June 8, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. The 1916 Federal Farm Loan Act. The 1916 Federal
Marker detail: Federal Land Bank of Columbia, ca. 1927, colorized postcard image. Click for full size.
Courtesy Historic Columbia Collection
3. Marker detail: Federal Land Bank of Columbia, ca. 1927, colorized postcard
This building was home to AgFirst and its predecessor for 90 years.
Farm Loan Act was a federal law passed during the era of the Progressive Movement that created 12 Federal Land Banks and the Farm Credit System to provide small farmers and ranchers with long-term loans at low interest rates. This was an important piece of legislation because small farmers constituted the majority of households in America at that time. (Submitted on June 8, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Woodrow Wilson Family Home<br>(<i>marker visible on right side of front porch staircase</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 5, 2019
4. Woodrow Wilson Family Home
(marker visible on right side of front porch staircase)
Woodrow Wilson Family Home<br>Erected 1871  Rehabilitated 2008-2013 image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 5, 2019
5. Woodrow Wilson Family Home
Erected 1871 Rehabilitated 2008-2013
Dedication plaque located near marker on left side of front porch staircase.
Woodrow Wilson Family Home (<i>front view from Hampton Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 5, 2019
6. Woodrow Wilson Family Home (front view from Hampton Street)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   4, 5, 6. submitted on June 8, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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