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

The State House of South Carolina

 
 
The State House of South Carolina Marker<br>Left Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 25, 2011
1. The State House of South Carolina Marker
Left Inscription
Inscription.
(Left Inscription)
Construction of this State House was begun in 1855 and continued uninterruptedly to February 17, 1865 when Sherman burned Columbia.
Work was resumed in 1867 and carried on irregularly to 1900.

(Right Inscription):
The architect of this State House was
John R. Niernsee
born in Vienna, Austria, May 27, 1823
Died in Columbia June 7, 1885
Buried in St. Peter's Churchyard

(National Historic Landmark Plaque):
The State House of
South Carolina

Has been designated a
National Historic Landmark
This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States Of America
1980

 
Erected by Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service, United States Department Of The Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 34° 0.042′ N, 81° 2.016′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Gervais Street (U.S. 1) and Main Street. Touch for map. North Side Of State House, Gervais
South Carolina Statehouse<br>North Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 25, 2011
2. South Carolina Statehouse
North Entrance
St. (US 378 / US 1) and Main St. 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. Benjamin Ryan Tillman (a few steps from this marker); George Washington (Statue) (within shouting distance of this marker); Palmetto Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); The East-West Streets In The City Of Columbia - Gervais Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Here Stood The State House (within shouting distance of this marker); Sherman’s Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); South Carolina Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish-American War Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The North-South Streets in The City Of Columbia / Richardson Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Quoin-Stones (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for South Carolina State House. The South Carolina State House is in the Greek Revival style (Submitted on April 26, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. South Carolina Statehouse. An example of Neo-Classical architecture, the South Carolina
The State House of South Carolina Marker<br>Left Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 25, 2011
3. The State House of South Carolina Marker
Left Inscription
Statehouse is a three-story, domed edifice of granite, marble, brick and iron. (Submitted on August 29, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. John Randolph Niemsee. John Rudolph Niernsee (1814–1885) was an American architect, the head architect for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. (Submitted on August 29, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. National Historic Landmarks. Website that contains the page for the State House on the National Historic Landmarks. (Submitted on November 13, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. LandmarksNotable Buildings
 
The State House of South Carolina Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 2008
4. The State House of South Carolina Marker
National Register of Historic Places: South Carolina Statehouse *** (added 1970 - Building - #70000598) • Also known as South Carolina State House,Grounds,and Artifacts • It was declared a National Historic Landmark May 11, 1976
The State House of South Carolina Marker<br>Right Inscriptions image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 25, 2011
5. The State House of South Carolina Marker
Right Inscriptions
The State House of South Carolina Marker<br>National Historic Landmark Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 25, 2011
6. The State House of South Carolina Marker
National Historic Landmark Plaque
The State House of South Carolina North front view image. Click for full size.
South Carolina Department of Archives and History, September 15, 2006
7. The State House of South Carolina North front view
The State House of South Carolina Front Door, north entrance image. Click for full size.
South Carolina Department of Archives and History, September 15, 2006
8. The State House of South Carolina Front Door, north entrance
The State House of South Carolina , North Facade image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, April 1960
9. The State House of South Carolina , North Facade
Historic American Engineering Record, HABS SC,40-COLUM,9-3
The State House of South Carolina South view image. Click for full size.
South Carolina Department of Archives and History, September 15, 2006
10. The State House of South Carolina South view
The State House of South Carolina South Facade image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, April 1960
11. The State House of South Carolina South Facade
Historic American Engineering Record HABS SC,40-COLUM,9-1
The State House of South Carolina Dome detail image. Click for full size.
South Carolina Department of Archives and History, September 15, 2006
12. The State House of South Carolina Dome detail
The State House of South Carolina , Lantern, dome and Cupola image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, April 1960
13. The State House of South Carolina , Lantern, dome and Cupola
Historic American Engineering Record HABS SC,40-COLUM,9-5
The State House of South Carolina west elevation image. Click for full size.
South Carolina Department of Archives and History, September 15, 2006
14. The State House of South Carolina west elevation
The State House , west side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 16, 2011
15. The State House , west side
4 stars (boxed in red) indicate Union cannonball strikes
The State House west wall window showing 2 Union cannonball strkes, indicated by "stars" image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 16, 2011
16. The State House west wall window showing 2 Union cannonball strkes, indicated by "stars"
The State House of South Carolina east elevation image. Click for full size.
South Carolina Department of Archives and History, September 15, 2006
17. The State House of South Carolina east elevation
The State House of South Carolina Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 2008
18. The State House of South Carolina Marker
The State House of South Carolina is the Capitol Building image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 2006
19. The State House of South Carolina is the Capitol Building
South Carolina Statehouse<br>North Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 25, 2011
20. South Carolina Statehouse
North Entrance
South Carolina Statehouse<br>North Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 25, 2011
21. South Carolina Statehouse
North Entrance
South Carolina Statehouse<br>West Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 25, 2011
22. South Carolina Statehouse
West Entrance
South Carolina Statehouse<br>South Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 25, 2011
23. South Carolina Statehouse
South Entrance
South Carolina Statehouse<br>South Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 25, 2011
24. South Carolina Statehouse
South Entrance
South Carolina Statehouse<br>South Entrance<br>Wade Hampton Statue image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 25, 2011
25. South Carolina Statehouse
South Entrance
Wade Hampton Statue
South Carolina Statehouse Dome image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 25, 2011
26. South Carolina Statehouse Dome
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,425 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on April 26, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5, 6. submitted on August 29, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. submitted on May 10, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   15, 16. submitted on January 21, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   17. submitted on May 10, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   18, 19. submitted on April 26, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26. submitted on August 29, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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