Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Tommy Wilson's Neighborhood
Evidence suggests the drawings of Andrew Jackson Downing may have influenced the design of the Wilsons' home. This well-known, 19th-century architect promoted harmony between buildings and nature through his widely circulated pattern books. The Wilsons hired Gustavus Theodore Berg, a German immigrant draftsman, to make construction documents. Consulting with Jessie Wilson, Berg produced an Italianate villa plan, a style Downing promoted as a "country house of a person of competence or wealth… with some taste and elegance." The efforts of Wilson, Berg and local builder Robert W. Johnson resulted in a fashionable addition to the neighborhood between October 1871 and early 1872.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
Location. 34° 0.489′ N, 81° 1.637′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker can be reached from Henderson Street north of Hampton Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located on the Woodrow Wilson Family Home grounds, beside the sidewalk on the west side of the house. 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 this marker. A Fortunate Survivor (a few steps from this marker); Woodrow Wilson Family Home & Gardens (a few steps from this marker); Wilson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilson Boyhood House (within shouting distance of this marker); Pieces of the Past (within shouting distance of this marker); Victorian By Design (within shouting distance of this marker); Divided By Design (within shouting distance of this marker); "Chesnut Cottage" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on June 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 8, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.