Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Location. 34° 0.36′ N, 81° 2.598′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is at the intersection of Gadsden Street and Blanding Street, on the right when traveling south on Gadsden Street. 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 Entrance to Cemetery of the Columbia Hebrew Benevolent Society (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fleishman Family Chapel (about 500 feet away); Richard Samuel Roberts House (about 600 feet away); Palmetto Arsenal / Iron Works (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cemetery of the Columbia Hebrew Benevolent Society (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Arsenal Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Figure Eight in South Carolina (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lord William Craven (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Also see . . . African American Registry; Richard Samuel Roberts. Roberts rented a studio in the heart of Columbia, S.C. Carolina's African-American commercial district on Washington Street in 1922. At the same time working as a post office custodian from 4 a.m. to noon. For the next 14 years, the thousands of pictures that Roberts took comprise a stunning visual history of every aspect of the African-American community in South Carolina's capital city. He frequently took his camera into the heart of the segregated Black District of Columbia and also to other towns and cities in the state. (Submitted on April 20, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 20, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 6. submitted on April 12, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.