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Capitol Complex

 
 
Capitol Complex Monument<br>North image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 25, 2011
1. Capitol Complex Monument
North
Inscription.
[North]:
Capitol Complex
Dedicated to
Robert Evander McNair
Governor
Of South Carolina
1965-1971
This Complex was Conceived
and Planned During His
Administration

"South Carolinians have a special
feeling for this complex which
transcends the ages and generations."
Robert E. McNair

[South]:
Capitol Complex
State House
1855 — 1907
John C. Calhoun Building
1926
Wade Hampton Building
1939 — 1940
Edgar A. Brown Building
1971 — 1973
L. Marion Gressette Building
1975 — 1978
Solomon Blatt Building
1975 — 1978
Rembert C. Dennis Building
1978 — 1981
Furman E. McEachern Parking Facility
1971 — 1978

 
Location. 33° 59.95′ N, 81° 1.959′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker can be reached from Assembly Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Strom Thurmond (within shouting distance of this marker); South Carolina Women of the Confederacy Monument (within shouting
Capitol Complex Monument<br>North image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 25, 2011
2. Capitol Complex Monument
North
distance of this marker); Wade Hampton (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty Bell Reproduction (within shouting distance of this marker); Richardson Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Quoin-Stones (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sherman’s Artillery (about 500 feet away); African-American History Monument (about 500 feet away); Spanish-American War Cannon (about 500 feet away); The State House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Robert Evander McNair. Robert Evander McNair, Sr. (December 14, 1923 – November 17, 2007), was the 108th governor of South Carolina, having served from 1965 to 1971. (Submitted on December 25, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Robert Evander McNair; Former South Carolina Governor Forever Tainted by Orangeburg Massacre. Robert Evander McNair was the epitome of the New South governor of the 1960s, progressive on racial matters and
Capitol Complex Monument<br>South<br>Statehouse in Background image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 25, 2011
3. Capitol Complex Monument
South
Statehouse in Background
poised to move South Carolina into the modern industrial age. (Submitted on December 25, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. John C. Calhoun Building. The John C. Calhoun Building is located on the grounds of the State House Capital Complex and currently houses the South Carolina Court of Appeals. (Submitted on December 25, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. John C. Calhoun State Office Building. The John C. Calhoun State Office Building, built in 1926, is architecturally significant as an important example of Italian Renaissance Revival architecture in the capital city of South Carolina, for its association with Harold Tatum, South Carolinian architect of note, and with nationally recognized architect Milton Medary, who served as the consulting architect to the project. (Submitted on December 25, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. Wade Hampton State Office Building. The Wade Hampton State Office Building, completed in 1940, is historically significant within the multiple property submission “Resources Associated with Segregation in Columbia, South Carolina, 1880-1960.” (Submitted on December 25, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

6. The Gressette Building. The Gressette Building houses the offices of the Members and staff of the South Carolina Senate. (Submitted on December 25, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Capitol Complex Monument<br>South image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 25, 2011
4. Capitol Complex Monument
South
 

7. The Blatt Building. The Blatt Building houses the offices of the Members and staff of the South Carolina House of Representatives. (Submitted on December 25, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Robert E. McNair<br>December 14, 1923 - November 17, 2007 image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
5. Robert E. McNair
December 14, 1923 - November 17, 2007
Less than six months after Governor McNair's death, his widow, son, and daughter all died.
Wade Hampton State Office Building image. Click for more information.
By Brian Scott, July 25, 2011
6. Wade Hampton State Office Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 25, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 426 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 25, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on December 26, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6. submitted on December 25, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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