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St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church

 
 
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church Marker
National Register of Historic Places: St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church (added 1989 - Building - #89001610)
Inscription.
(Upper Medallion)
American Revolution Bicentennial
* Richland County Committee *
Landmark 78
(Lower Medallion)
National Register of Historic Places
St. Peter's
Roman Catholic Church
South Carolina
Department of Archives
and History
(Marker Number #89001610.)
 
Location. 34° 0.327′ N, 81° 2.262′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Assembly Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located between Taylor Street (SC 12 westbound) and Hampton (SC 12 eastbound) Street. 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. St. Peter's Church and Ursuline Convent (a few steps from this marker); The Big Apple (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Israelite Sunday School / Columbia's First Synagogue (about 600 feet away); Nathaniel J. Frederick House (about 700 feet away); Taylor Street (about 700 feet away); North Carolina Mutual Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sidney Park C.M.E. Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Blanding Street (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Regarding St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church.
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church and Marker seen at left side of doorway image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 6, 2010
2. St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church and Marker seen at left side of doorway
Mother Church of Central • South Carolina Parish Established 1821 • This building, the second to be erected on this site, was begun in 1906 and formally dedicated in 1909
Built in 1906, St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church is primarily significant as an excellent example of Gothic Revival church architecture designed by a major regional architect. St. Peter’s is also significant as one of the most important Catholic churches in South Carolina, established in 1821 and considered the “mother church” of many congregations in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. It was designed by Frank Pierce Milburn, one of the most significant and prolific architects working in the South from the 1880s to the 1920s. Milburn, a Kentucky native, practiced throughout the Southeast, most notably in North and South Carolina. His work includes several railroad stations, several buildings at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and extensive enlargements of the South Carolina State House and the Florida State Capitol. Other notable Milburn buildings in Columbia include Union Station, the South Carolina State Dispensary Office Building, and the Columbia City Hall and Opera House (demolished). The church is constructed of locally selected dark red brick, trimmed with Bedford stone and dull glazed white terra cotta. The roof is Buckingham slate while the main doors are of cathedral oak. A cemetery dating from ca. 1840 is at the rear of the church. Listed in the National Register September 28, 1989.(South Carolina Department of Archives and History)
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
South Carolina Department of Archives and History, circa 1989
3. St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church
First church built 1824; present church 1906. In the churchyard is buried John R. Niernsee (1823-85), Major C. S. A.; architect of the State House.

 
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St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
South Carolina Department of Archives and History, circa 1989
4. St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church Marker
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, altar image. Click for full size.
South Carolina Department of Archives and History, circa 1989
5. St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, altar
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 959 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 25, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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