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

Minton Family Home

 
 
Minton Family Home Marker side 1 image. Click for full size.
By Nancy Stone-Collum, August 22, 2019
1. Minton Family Home Marker side 1
Inscription.  
(Side 1)
This Italianate-style home was built c. 1872 for Theophilus and Virginia McKee Minton. The Mintons were prominent African American residents of Columbia during the era of Reconstruction. They were married in 1870. Their son, Henry McKee Minton (1871-1946), was born the next year. Theophilus Minton graduated from the Univ. of S.C. Law School in 1876.
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(Side 2)
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The Mintons lived in this home, which was originally located near the corner of Marion and Gervais, until they left Columbia in 1877. Henry Minton later pursued a career in pharmacy and medicine. On May 15, 1904, Dr. Minton and a distinguished group of physicians in Philadelphia, PA founded Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, the oldest African American Greek-letter organization in the nation.
 
Erected 2018 by Alpha Iota Member Boule, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity. (Marker Number 40-208.)
 
Location. 34° 0.005′ N, 81° 1.751′ 
Minton Family Home Marker side 2 image. Click for full size.
By Nancy Stone-Collum, August 22, 2019
2. Minton Family Home Marker side 2
W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Marion Street north of Pendelton Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1012 Marion 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. McCord House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of General Maxcy Gregg (about 400 feet away); Site where James Dickey Wrote Deliverance (about 500 feet away); Town Theatre (about 500 feet away); McCutchen House (about 500 feet away); Gonzales Tribute (about 600 feet away); Memorial Fountain (about 600 feet away); Henry Disbrow Phillips, D.D. (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Categories. African AmericansFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsScience & Medicine
 
Minton Family Home image. Click for full size.
By Nancy Stone-Collum, August 22, 2019
3. Minton Family Home
Minton Family Home right elevation image. Click for full size.
By Nancy Stone-Collum, August 22, 2019
4. Minton Family Home right elevation
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2019. This page has been viewed 114 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 23, 2019, by Nancy Stone-Collum of Columbia, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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