Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 1938 by the Columbia Sesquicentennial Commission of 1936. (Marker Number 40-24.)
Location. 34° 0.114′ N, 81° 1.617′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Senate Street just west of Pickens Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pickens Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bull Street (about 600 feet away); Cain- Matthews- Tompkins House (about 700 feet away); Henderson Street (about 700 feet away); Sherman's Headquarters (about 700 feet away); McCord House Marion Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barnwell Street (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Regarding Horry-Guignard House. The Horry-Guignard House is significant as one of the oldest houses in Columbia and as a fine architectural example of Columbia’s beginnings in an area which is now a governmental and cultural center. It was built before 1813, probably by Peter Horry, a colonel in the Revolution and a brigadier general of the South Carolina Militia. Later, it was the home of John Gabriel Guignard, Surveyor General of South Carolina from 1798 to 1802, who laid out the plan for Columbia’s streets.
During the winter of 1813-1814, a decision was made to widen the hall from six to eleven feet across. In order to do so, the house was sawed in two pieces and pulled apart to rest on new foundations. The two-story, late Federal style, modified I-House type dwelling features rabbit edged siding, a hip roof and interior chimneys and is five bays wide and three bays deep. A one-story balustraded porch runs the width of the house and is supported by square columns. The shutters on the front windows are unusual in that the top half is
(South Carolina Department of Archives and History)
National Register of Historic Places:
Horry-Guignard House ** (added 1971 - - #71000802)
♦ Historic Significance: Person, Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
♦ Architectural Style: No Style Listed
♦ Historic Person: Guignard, John Gabriel
♦ Significant Year: 1813
♦ Area of Significance: Architecture, Engineering
♦ Period of Significance: 1800-1824
♦ Owner: Private
♦ Historic Function: Domestic
♦ Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Categories. • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons •
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