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Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Site of Original President's House 1807

( University of South Carolina )

 
 
Site of Original President's House ♦ 1807 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 13, 2013
1. Site of Original President's House ♦ 1807 Marker
Inscription.
On this spot stood the original President's House completed in 1807. The house served as the residence of every University president from Johnathan Maxcy to William S. Currell. It was the site of a variety of University and national events including the 1909 visit of U.S. President William Howard Taft. In 1922, the house was converted into offices and in the 1930s became known as the Extension Building. A collapsed roof in 1937 prompted abandonment of the building. It was finally demolished in 1939 to make way for McKissick Library, now McKissick Museum built directly behind the old house. The front corners of the house are indicated with brass markers.
 
Location. 33° 59.916′ N, 81° 1.649′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Sumter Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located University of South Carolina Campus in the "Horseshoe" east-side; entrance from Sumter 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. Rutledge College (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Rutledge College (within shouting distance of this marker);
Site of Original President's House,  Marker and McKissick Museum image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 13, 2013
2. Site of Original President's House, Marker and McKissick Museum
Gibbes Green (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); President's House (about 400 feet away); McCutchen House (about 400 feet away); Site where James Dickey Wrote Deliverance (about 400 feet away); Legare College (about 600 feet away); Mexican Border and World War Memorial (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Also see . . .  Presidentís House at the University of South Carolina ( Both first and present). The First Presidentís House That house was not used as a presidential residence after 1922, but later occupants included Extension Services and the Registrar. The house fell into disrepair and was demolished in 1940. That site was used for a new University library—renamed McKissick in 1945—that today is home to the Universityís Visitor Center and museum. (Submitted on January 20, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
McKissick Museum, as mentioned image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 13, 2013
3. McKissick Museum, as mentioned
The University of South Carolinaís McKissick Museum fosters awareness and appreciation of the diversity of the American South's culture and geography, attending particularly to the importance of enduring folkways and traditions. It accomplishes these aims through original research about southern life, material culture, natural science, and decorative and fine arts by holding exhibitions, issuing publications and by public programming. It collaborates with the university community and outside constituents in documenting, collecting and interpreting the regionís culture, history, and natural environment.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 20, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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