Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 2012 by The Historic Columbia Foundation, The City of Columbia, and the S.C. Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 40-140.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Entertainment.
Location. 34° 0.633′ N, 81° 1.291′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Harden Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1519 Harden Street, Columbia SC 29204, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lighthouse & Informer / John H. McCray (within shouting distance of Allen University (within shouting distance of this marker); Matilda A. Evans House (within shouting distance of this marker); Waverly (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Benedict College (about 800 feet away); Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Calvary Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Visanska-Starks House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
More about this marker. Even though the marker states it was erected in 2011, it was not installed until 2012.
Regarding Carver Theatre. National Register of Historic Places:
Carver Theatre (added 2003 - - #03000658)
1519 Harden St. , Columbia
♦ Historic Significance: Event
♦ Area of Significance: Black
♦ Period of Significance: 1950-1974, 1925-1949
♦ Owner: Private
♦ Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
♦ Historic Sub-function: Theater
♦ Current Function: Religion
♦ Current Sub-function: Religious Structure
The Carver Theatre is significant for its association with the history of Columbia’s black community in the early-to-mid-twentieth century.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 687 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 28, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 28, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Mike Stroud was the editor who published this page.