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1001 Gervais Street

Reclaiming Historic Facades

 
 
1001 Gervais Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 4, 2019
1. 1001 Gervais Street Marker
Inscription.  Preservation efforts in the Congaree Vista have returned historic structures to their 19th- and early-20th century appearances. A perfect example is the ca. 1900 commercial structure changed dramatically for use as an automobile tire store (seen here ca. 1975). Sensitive restoration work to the building's facade involved the infill of garage bays along its west side and removing oversized signage.
 
Location. 34° 0.019′ N, 81° 2.225′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is at the intersection of Gervais Street (U.S. 378) and Park Street, on the right when traveling west on Gervais Street. Marker is located along the sidewalk at the northwest corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 933 Gervais 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. Seaboard Air-Line Railway Station #2 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Seaboard Air-Line Railway Station #1 (about 500 feet away); Assembly Street (about 500 feet away); Lincoln Street (about 600 feet
Marker detail: Historic 1001 Gervais Street photographs image. Click for full size.
Courtesy City of Columbia Planning Department; E. Grenville Seibels, II, Photographer
2. Marker detail: Historic 1001 Gervais Street photographs
away); J. Marion Sims (about 600 feet away); Congaree Vista (about 700 feet away); 9 -11 / First Responders (about 700 feet away); South Carolina Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Also see . . .  1001 Gervais Street. For some historic properties, preservation efforts over the past three decades have reversed or obscured major changes made to them during the mid-20th century. Nowhere is this perhaps more true than with this circa-1900 commercial structure once heavily modified for use as an automobile tire store through the creation of bays along its west side and an imposing tile sign that covered a large portion of its historic faηade. (Submitted on June 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
1001 Gervais Street Marker<br>(<i>wide view • subject building in background across Park St.</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 4, 2019
3. 1001 Gervais Street Marker
(wide view • subject building in background across Park St.)
1001 Gervais Street building today (<i>east/front facade</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 4, 2019
4. 1001 Gervais Street building today (east/front facade)
1001 Gervais Street building today (<i>south facade</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 4, 2019
5. 1001 Gervais Street building today (south facade)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 92 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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