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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Columbia

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1South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-4 — "Chesnut Cottage"
Temporary wartime home of Gen. and Mrs. James Chesnut. Here they entertained Jefferson Davis, president, C. S. A., and his staff, October 5, 1864. President Davis addressed the citizens of Columbia from the front steps of this cottage. — Map (db m27960) HM
2South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-3 — "Commissioners' Oak"
In April 1786 Alexander Gillon, Henry Pendleton, Richard Winn, Richard Hampton, and Thomas Taylor, Commissioners appointed to lay out Columbia, are said to have met under an oak which grew near here. According to tradition the first court and jury . . . — Map (db m46449) HM
3South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — "The Spirit of the American Doughboy "E. M. Viquesney
(Right panel) World War I was largly fought in trenches six feet deep along the Western Front which extended nearly four hundred miles, from Northern France to the French-Swiss border. Enemy trenches were close by and seperated from . . . — Map (db m43912) WM
4South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — "The Spirit of the American Doughboy"
Dedicated to The Memory Of Our Comrades Who Gave Their Lives In The World War ----------------- Presented by The people of the Pacific Community November 11, 1930 (Followed by list of 11 names) (Reverse side) . . . — Map (db m42065) WM
5South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 1001 Gervais StreetReclaiming Historic Facades
Preservation efforts in the Congaree Vista have returned historic structures to their 19th- and early-20th century appearances. A perfect example is the ca. 1900 commercial structure changed dramatically for use as an automobile tire store (seen . . . — Map (db m134992) HM
6South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 1896 Power Plant
To meet growing demands for electricity, the Columbia Water and Power Company constructed this power plant, the Columbia Hydro Plant, in 1896. It replaced the 1894 power facility upstream. This Hydro Plant provided power for city lights, . . . — Map (db m7351) HM
7South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-212 — 1900 Block of Henderson Street / William J. Sumter
(side 1) 1900 Block of Henderson Street This block features a dense collection of late 19th and early 20th c. houses historically associated with and home to African Americans. Residing here through the mid-1900s were many . . . — Map (db m146467) HM
8South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 9 -11 / First Responders
South Carolina Remembers the 2752 victims and 416 First Responders from New York City that gave their lives on September 11, 2001 — Map (db m50333) HM
9South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — A Bridge to the Past
In 1819 a covered bridge was built to span this part of the Saluda River. Confederate Troops burned the bridge in 1865 hoping to stop the advance of General Sherman's army. The burning didn't halt Sherman -- he ordered the construction of a . . . — Map (db m45031) HM
10South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — A Fortunate Survivor
The Woodrow Wilson Family Home is South Carolina's only presidential site and Columbia's earliest example of historic preservation advocacy. Traditionally celebrated for its association with the nation's 28th president, this circa-1871 property also . . . — Map (db m134993) HM
11South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — A Tribute To All U.S. Military Personnel On This Day Of Infamy
In memory of the 2403 men who gave their lives in our military forces during the attack on Pearl Harbor and other military bases 7 December 1941 A tribute to all U.S. Military Personnel on this Day Of Infamy . . . — Map (db m45075) HM
12South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-183 — A.S. Salley House
(side 1) Alexander Samuel Salley 1871-1961), the historian described as a “walking encyclopedia” of S.C. history, lived here from 1910 until his death. Salley, born in Orangeburg County, was secretary of the S.C. Historical . . . — Map (db m72734) HM
13South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — African-American Heroes of the 371st Regiment
In tribute & honor to the gallant African American heroes of of the 371st Infantry Regiment 93rd Division "Colored" of World War I. They were South Carolinians sent into the bloody trenches of World War I. These brave black soldiers survived on . . . — Map (db m108821) HM WM
14South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — African-American History Monument
[South Panel]: Gang of 25 Sea Island Cotton and Rice Negroes by Louis De Saussure On Thursday, the 25th Sept., 1852, at 11 o'clock A.M. will be sold by Ryan's Mart, in Chalmers Street, in the City of Charleston, A prime . . . — Map (db m50922) HM
15South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-152 — Allen University
(Front) Allen University, chartered in 1880, was founded by the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church. It had its origin in Payne Institute, founded in 1870 in Cokesbury, in Greenwood County. In 1880 the S.C. Conference of the A.M.E. . . . — Map (db m53954) HM
16South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-156 — Alston House
This Greek Revival cottage, built ca. 1872, was the residence and business of Caroline Alston, a black businesswoman who lived and ran a dry goods store here as early as 1873. She purchased the house in 1888, becoming one of the few black business . . . — Map (db m138190) HM
17South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — An Enduring Landmark
Columbia was founded as South Carolina's second capital on March 22, 1786. Brothers James and Thomas Taylor owned much of the land that comprised the original city limits, including the tract upon which the Seibels House was erected in 1796. — Map (db m134954) HM
18South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — Arsenal Hill
Occupying the highest point in downtown Columbia, Arsenal Hill is named for the military academy established here in 1842 as a companion to The Citadel in Charleston. Since the late 1700s, this 30 block neighborhood has been home to black and . . . — Map (db m41643) HM
19South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — Arsenal Hill
Situated within the two-mile square grid that defined Columbia's original city limits in 1786, Arsenal Hill enjoys the distinction of being one of the second state capital's oldest neighborhoods. Established by the 1820's as a fashionable . . . — Map (db m41837) HM
20South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-90 — Assembly Street
In 1786, when Columbia was established as the State Capital, the General Assembly decided that two principal thoroughfares should run perpendicular to each other through the center of town. One of these, Assembly Street, was named for the . . . — Map (db m7498) HM
21South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-105 — Barnwell Street
This street is named for General John Barnwell, St. Helena's Parish. He was elected to the Provincial Congress of 1775-76 and to the 1776 General Assembly.   A captain in the First Provincial Regiment, he was major, colonel and brigadier general in . . . — Map (db m51236) HM
22South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — Battleship Maine Memorial
This gun came off the Battleship Maine The Sinking of the Maine resulted in the Spanish American War 1898 — Map (db m7503) HM
23South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-147 — Benedict College
Front Benedict College, founded in 1870 by the American Baptist Home Mission Society to educate freedmen and their descendants, was originally called Benedict Institute. It was named for Stephen and Bathsheba Benedict of Rhode Island, . . . — Map (db m52787) HM
24South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — Benjamin Franklin Randolph Monument
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25South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-207 — Benjamin Mack House
Educator and civil rights leader Benjamin Mack (1916-1970) lived in this house from the late 1950s until his death in 1970. Mack was a graduate of Booker T. Washington H.S. and S.C. State Univ. He taught at Lower Richland H.S. in the 1940s where he . . . — Map (db m124523) HM
26South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — Benjamin Ryan Tillman
[North]: Born August 11, 1847 - Died July 3, 1918 Married Sallie Starke January 8, 1868 Patriot • Statesman Governor of South Carolina 1890-1894 United States Senate 1895-1918 In the World War, Chairman Senate Committee on . . . — Map (db m50899) HM
27South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-191 — Beth Shalom Cemetery
In 1883 members of Columbia’s Jewish community founded the Hebrew Cemetery Society of Columbia as an alternative to the Hebrew Benevolent Society’s cemetery, which had been established in 1822. The organization purchased a 4-acre tract bounded by . . . — Map (db m123490) HM
28South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-193 — Beth Shalom Synagogue
Side 1 In 1905 disagreements over religious practices divided members of Columbia’s Tree of Life Synagogue. Jews embracing Orthodoxy formed a new synagogue, which they named Beth Shalom (House of Peace). Meetings were held in a private home . . . — Map (db m123492) HM
29South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-150 — Bethel A.M.E. Church
(Front text) This church, founded in 1866, was one of the first separate African-American congregations established in Columbia after the Civil War. It met in buildings on Wayne St., at Lincoln & Hampton Sts., and at Sumter & Hampton Sts. . . . — Map (db m28074) HM
30South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-123 — Bethel Methodist Church
This church was organized in 1835 in what was then rural Richland District. The first sanctuary here, built soon afterwards, burned in a forest fire in 1867; the cemetery dates from as early as 1862. The second sanctuary, built in 1868, was . . . — Map (db m43709) HM
31South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-25 — Birthplace of General Maxcy Gregg
Maxcy Gregg, Confederate General and leader in Southern Rights Movement, was born Aug. 1, 1815 in a house on this site. Member of committee which framed the ordinance of secession, Dec. 1860; Colonel 1st Regiment South Carolina Volunteers; . . . — Map (db m21775) HM
32South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-66 — Blanding Street
Originally named Walnut Street, Blanding Street was by 1869 renamed for Abram Blanding, a Massachusetts native who came to Columbia in 1797 to take charge of Columbia Male Academy. Blanding was admitted to the bar in 1802 and served two terms in the . . . — Map (db m21823) HM
33South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-78 — Blossom Street
This street is thought to take its name from the cotton blossom. Cotton became an important commercial crop in South Carolina after the cotton gin was patented by Eli Whitney in 1794. A variety of cotton, known as Sea Island cotton and grown along . . . — Map (db m21777) HM
34South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-149 — Blossom Street School / Celia Dial Saxon School
Blossom Street School Blossom Street School, at the corner of what was then Blossom & Gates (now Park) Streets, was built in 1898 as the first public school in Columbia south of Senate Street. A frame building, it was originally a school for . . . — Map (db m30075) HM
35South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — Booker T. Washington High School
Booker T. Washington High School 1916 - 1974   From the day it opened its doors in 1916 Booker T. Washington High School played a major roll in the life of Columbia's black community. Originally a school with all grades, . . . — Map (db m58983) HM
36South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-164 — Booker T. Washington School/Booker T. Washington High
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON SCHOOL The two-story main building at Booker T. Washington School, built in 1916, stood here until 1975. At first an elementary school with grades 1-10, it became Booker T. Washington High School with grades 9-10 in 1918, . . . — Map (db m123474) HM
37South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — Boylston House & Boxwood Gardens
The National Register of Historic Places South Carolina Department of Archives and History: Boylston House & Boxwood Gardens — Map (db m50930) HM
38South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — W-8 — Broad River
Early boundary between Cherokee and Catawba Indians. Name first applied about 1745. Faust's Ford, 2 mi. above, used in Revolution. First bridge opened 1829, burned 1865 to delay Sherman's army which crossed on pontoon bridges downstream. Bridge . . . — Map (db m123508) HM
39South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-63 — Bull Street
This street was named for Brigadier General Stephen Bull (c. 1733-1800). Grandson of Lt. Gov. William Bull I, Stephen was a member of the Commons House of Assembly, the First Provincial Congress, the First General Assembly. He saw military action in . . . — Map (db m21719) HM
40South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-188 — Burning Of Columbia
(side 1) Due to Columbia's strategic value, capture of the city was an objective of the Union Army during the Carolina's Campaign of 1865. By Feb. 15 Union forces had moved to within 4 miles of the city and met opposition from . . . — Map (db m114025) HM
41South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-132 — Cain- Matthews- Tompkins House
(Front text) This house, built ca. 1910 for Columbia businessman John Jefferson Cain (1869-1929), was designed by William Augustus Edwards (1866-1939), a prominent regional architect. Cain, who moved to Columbia in 1899, became one of the . . . — Map (db m29087) HM
42South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-47 — Camp Jackson
Named in honor of Gen. Andrew Jackson. This cantonment site 1 ½ mi. north was approved by the War Dept. June 2, 1917. Maximum strength was recorded in June 1918: 3,302 officers; 45,402 men. 81st Division was trained here Aug. 29, 1917-May 18, . . . — Map (db m30740) HM
43South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-195 — Canal Dime Savings Bank/Bouie v. City of Columbia (1964)
CANAL DIME SAVINGS BANK This three-story building was designed by the noted Columbia architectural firm of W.B. Smith Whaley and Co. Completed in 1895 and featuring a granite facade and red barrel tile roof, the building is a rare example of . . . — Map (db m123494) HM
44South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — Cap. Swanson Lunsford
Cap. Swanson Lunsford a native of Va. and for many years a resident of Columbia, Died August 7th, 1799. Aged about forty years. He was a member of Lee’s Legion in the eventful period of 76. This humble tribute to his memory has been placed by . . . — Map (db m67778) HM
45South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — Capitol Complex
[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 . . . — Map (db m50901) HM
46South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-140 — Carver Theatre
Carver Theatre, built about 1941, was one of Columbia’s two exclusively African-American theatres during the segregation era of the mid-20th century. It was run by black operators but owned by the white-owned Dixie Amusement Company for most of its . . . — Map (db m53952) HM
47South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — Cecil Herbert Land D.D.
Son of Annie Black and Edward H. Lang Born Temple, Texas March 18, 1891 Died Columbia, SC July 9, 1974 Minister in the Presbyterian Church U.S over fifty years. Chaplain in World War I and II. First Chaplain in the . . . — Map (db m46395) HM
48South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-11 — Cemetery of the Columbia Hebrew Benevolent Society
In this cemetery, 2½ blocks south, on Gadsden Street, are buried many distinguished Jewish citizens, including two mayors of Columbia: Mordecai Hendricks DeLeon (1791-1849) and Henry Lyons (1805-1858). The Benevolent Society was organized in . . . — Map (db m28126) HM
49South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — China - Burma - India Veterans
. . . — Map (db m50934) HM
50South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-88 — Church of the Good Shepard
Beginning in 1883 with services held in nearby private homes by Trinity Church, this Episcopal church then constructed a building on Barnwell Street, was organized into a mission, and became a separate parish in 1886. Rt. Rev. Albert S. Thomas, 9th . . . — Map (db m28306) HM
51South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-67 — College Street
This street, originally named Medium Street and part of the original 1786 Columbia Plan, bisected the area which was to be the campus of South Carolina College. The college, established in 1801 by an act of the General Assembly, later became the . . . — Map (db m21848) HM
52South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — Colonel Thomas Taylor1743 - 1833
This marker honors Colonel Thomas Taylor, Patriot of the American Revolution. It is erected during this bicentennial year of 1976 to commemorate his contribution to the educational, cultural, civic, and religious life of the people of Richland . . . — Map (db m51187) HM
53South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-86 — Columbia Bible College
Columbia Bible School classes began in 1923 in the towered building which once stood on this site (originally as Columbia Female College, later as the Colonia Hotel). Under the leadership of its first president, Robert C. McQuilkin, the school grew . . . — Map (db m28303) HM
54South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-139 — Columbia Bible College, 1937-1960 / Westervelt Home, 1930 - 1937
(Front Text): Columbia Bible College 1937-1960 In 1937 Columbia Bible College (now Columbia International University) acquired the Ainsley Hall House, designed by Robert Mills. The students housed here were trained for Christian service . . . — Map (db m27963) HM
55South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — S-6/40-37 — Columbia Canal
Completed 1824. Important link in the system of waterways transporting freight between the up country and Charleston. Supplanted by railroads for transportation after 1850. Leased to Confederate Government to run powder works. Enlarged . . . — Map (db m11319) HM
56South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — Columbia City Hall
The National Register of Historic Places South Carolina Department of Archives and History: Columbia City Hall — Map (db m50960) HM
57South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-196 — Columbia Civil Rights Sit-Ins/Barr v. City of Columbia (1964)
COLUMBIA CIVIL RIGHTS SIT-INS (FRONT) On March 15, 1960 five African American students from Benedict College – Charles Barr, David Carter, Richard Counts, Milton Greene, and Johnny Clark – were arrested after refusing to leave the . . . — Map (db m123495) HM
58South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-124 — Confederate Printing Plant
(Front text) From April 1864 to February 1865 Confederate bonds and currency were printed and processed in this building, constructed in 1863-64 for the printing and stationery firm of Evans & Cogswell. That firm, founded in Charleston, . . . — Map (db m28531) HM
59South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865
(Front): Confederate 1861 - Soldiers - 1865 Erected by The Confederate Home Albertson, Maberry; Bethea, W. F.; Brooks, Robert; Brown, G. W.; Bozman, William; Bush, J. E.; Carter, F. M.; Cameron, W. C.; Chambers, H. A.; Connell, W. E; . . . — Map (db m46844) HM
60South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — Confederate Soldiers Home
Confederate Soldiers Home by an act of the General Assembly in 1908, an infirmary was established on this site for the infirm and destitute Confederate Soldiers and Sailors of the state in 1925. Eligibility for admission was extended to wives and . . . — Map (db m46504) HM
61South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-38 — Congaree River Bridges
This river took its name from the Congaree Indians, a Siouan tribe which occupied the valley until the Yamassee War in 1715. The first wooden bridge here was completed in 1827. It was burned to delay the advance of Sherman's Army in 1865, rebuilt . . . — Map (db m7366) HM
62South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — Congaree Vista
Historically a residential, light industrial, mercantile and transportation district, the Congaree Vista is bounded by the Congaree River to the west and Assembly Street to the east. To its north lies Arsenal Hill, while the Olympia Mill . . . — Map (db m114017) HM
63South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-53 — Courthouse Square
Richland County's second court house was built in 1803-04 on the northeast corner of Richardson (Main) and Washington Streets. In the 1850s, it was razed and a new court house erected on the same site. On the southeast corner was located the . . . — Map (db m30829) HM
64South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-173 — Curtiss-Wright Hangar
(Front text) This hangar, built in 1929 by the Curtiss-Wright Flying Service, was the first building at Owens Field, a municipal airport then 3 mi. S of the city limits. Curtiss-Wright built and operated numerous airports across America for . . . — Map (db m55106) HM
65South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40 211 — Cyril O. Spann Medical Office
From 1963 to 1979, this was the office of Dr. Cyril O. Spann (1916-1979), one of the first fully trained African American surgeons in S.C. Born in Chester, Spann fought in World War II and attended nearby Benedict College. After graduating from . . . — Map (db m142920) HM
66South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-15 — DeBruhl-Marshall House
A fine example of the classic style in Southern domestic architecture. Built in 1820, probably after a design of Robert Mills. For almost one hundred years the home of the DeBruhl and Marshall families. — Map (db m28629) HM
67South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — Diamond HillThe home of Lt. General Wade Hampton, C.S.A.
Known as "Diamond Hill," which was burned by Union Troops during their invasion of Columbia, February 17, 1865, was located 125 feet due south of this spot. The stones in this monument formed part of the foundation of that home. — Map (db m46448) HM
68South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — Divided By Design
Similar to the interior of their house, the Wilsons' yard was separated into public and private areas. The front garden featured a formal and ornamental landscape style intended for visitors and passersby. Private, utilitarian needs were met behind . . . — Map (db m134996) HM
69South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — Doolittle Raiders
Symbolizing the strength and endurance of South Carolinians, these Palmetto trees commemorate the Columbia trained Doolittle Raiders whose courage and patriotism in the early hours of World War II rallied a beleagured nation to save Western . . . — Map (db m113534) HM
70South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — Duke of Albemarle(1608-1670)
General George Monck Helped restore Charles II Commander of Royal Forces Colonel of Coldstream Guards — Map (db m50958) HM
71South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — Earl of Clarendon(1609-1674)
Born Edward Hyde Lord High Chancellor for Charles II Persecuted the Dissenters Exiled for Private Life Daughter Married James II — Map (db m50956) HM
72South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-48 — Early Columbia Racetrack
From early days horse racing was a favorite sport in Columbia and many famous horses were bred on neighboring plantations. Columbia Jockey Club was organized by Col. Wade Hampton II and Col. Richard Singleton in 1828. Congaree Race Course was . . . — Map (db m30213) HM
73South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-39 — Early Country Homes
In this malaria-free sandhill section were the antebellum summer homes of many Columbians: Quinine Hill (Dr. J. M. Taylor, Dr. James Davis); Hilltop (W. J. Taylor); Edgehill (B. F. Taylor); Laurel Hill (D. J. McCord); . . . — Map (db m30246) HM
74South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-112 — Early Howard School Site
On this site stood Howard School, a public school for blacks established after the Civil War. By 1869 there was a two-story frame building large enough for 800 pupils. Partially funded by the Freedmen's Bureau, the school reportedly was named for . . . — Map (db m30254) HM
75South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-9 — Ebenezer Lutheran Church
First Lutheran congregation in Columbia. Church dedicated in this square in 1830 was burned by Union troops in 1865. It was rebuilt 1870, partly through aid of northern Lutherans, and used for Sunday School after present church was completed in 1931. — Map (db m28073) HM
76South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — Elliott College1837
Named for Stephen Elliott, first president of the Bank of the State of South Carolina and noted botanist. Elliot College, a residence hall, was one of the first historic Horseshoe buildings to undergo extensive remodeling under the Horseshoe . . . — Map (db m22241) HM
77South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-68 — Elmwood Avenue
This street , originally named Upper Street, was the northernmost street in the original Columbia plan. The plan of the city depicted an area two miles square divided into lots of one-half acre; eight acres were reserved for erecting public . . . — Map (db m21850) HM
78South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — Elmwood Cemetery Confederate Soldiers
J Baker • Samuel Hill • J C Schroeder William Barefoot • W D Hutto • Sindal Joseph Burns • R Johnson • A Smith F Butler • P P Killebrew • J Smith R Campbell • D F McFarland • Scott Nimrod Smith A C Catlett • McMaster • Suber J Darrell • . . . — Map (db m46632) HM
79South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-26 — Entrance to Cemetery of the Columbia Hebrew Benevolent Society
The society has been in continuous existence since its organization in 1822. It was chartered 1834. Its charities are administered to the needs of the community without regard to creed or race. — Map (db m27965) HM
80South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-158 — Fair-Rutherford House / Rutherford House
(Front text) The Fair-Rutherford House, a Greek Revival cottage, stood here from ca. 1850 until it was demolished in 2004. Built for Dr. Samuel Fair, it passed through several owners before 1905, when William H. Rutherford (1852-1910) . . . — Map (db m58789) HM
81South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-17 — First Baptist Church
Congregation organized 1809. Original church, built 1811 on Sumter Street corner, was burned Feb. 17, 1865 by Union troops who mistook it for the present church, built 1859, where the Secession Convention had met Dec. 17, 1860. Because of . . . — Map (db m29209) HM
82South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-190 — First Calvary Baptist Church
First Calvary Baptist Church descended from African American congregants who left First Baptist Church following the Civil War. These founding members, like many African Americans at the time, sought greater autonomy by breaking from . . . — Map (db m123489) HM
83South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-22 — First Presbyterian Church
First congregation organized in Columbia (1795). The churchyard, allotted as a public burying ground in 1798, was granted to this church 1813. Here are buried: D.E. Dunlap, first pastor; Chancellor H.W. DeSaussure; Jonathan Maxcy, first President . . . — Map (db m29042) HM
84South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 71000801 — First Presbyterian Church
(Upper Medallion) National Register of Historic Places First Presbyterian Church South Carolina Department of Archives and History (Lower Medallion) American Revolution Bicentennial * Richland County Committee * . . . — Map (db m32312) HM
85South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — First Presbyterian Church Confederate Veterans Monument
Men who served in the Confederate States Army from the congregation of The First Presbyterian Church Columbia, South Carolina 1861-1865 Dedicated to those who died in gratitude to those who served [List of 64 names] . . . — Map (db m46440) HM
86South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-40 — Fisher's Mill on Gill Creek
About 1800, Col. Thomas Taylor erected the small building, 1/4 mile upstream, where cotton goods were woven for his plantation needs. Here John and Edward Fisher later established one of the earliest spinning mills in Richland County, using slave . . . — Map (db m30454) HM
87South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — Fleishman Family Chapel
Dedicated to the Fleishman Family, whose family members have served as officers of the Columbia Hebrew Benevolent Society over four generations covering three centuries. Their untiring and devoted service to the Society has been a mitsvah benefiting . . . — Map (db m61562) HM
88South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-6 — Former Site of Columbia Theological Seminary
Founded 1828 by Presbyterian Synod of South Carolina and Georgia. Located here 1831. Moved to Decatur, Georgia 1925. Woodrow Wilson's father and uncle were among faculty members. Central building, erected 1823, was designed by Robert Mills as home . . . — Map (db m28842) HM
89South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-106 — Gadsden Street
This street was named for Charlestonian Christopher Gadsden, member of the 1759 Cherokee expedition, the Commons House of Assembly, and the two Continental and Provincial congresses. He also served in several General Assemblies. During the . . . — Map (db m28983) HM
90South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — Geiger Ave. Cemetery
In loving memory this cemetery contains Confederate Veterans and their families in the central area and State Hospital patients in surrounding locations. — Map (db m51180) HM
91South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — George Elmore
Sacred to the Memory of George Elmore who through unmatched courage, perseverance, and personal sacrifice brought the legal action by which black people may participate in South Carolina democratic party primary elections -- . . . — Map (db m58187) HM
92South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — George Washington (Statue)
During the occupation of Columbia by Sherman's army February 17-19, 1865, soldiers brickbatted this statue and broke off the lower part of the walking cane. — Map (db m46635) HM
93South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — Gervais Street Bridge
The first bridge at Gervais Street was a covered wooden structure built in 1827 by the Columbia Bridge Company. It remained until 1865 when Confederate soldiers burned it and other bridges to delay the advance of Sherman's troops. Rebuilt in . . . — Map (db m7365) HM
94South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-92 — Gibbes Green
Named for Maj. Wade Hampton Gibbes (1837-1903) prominent Columbian who owned much of the land to the east, Gibbes Green consisted of an area of land bounded by Pendleton, Bull, Pickens, and Greene Streets. Acquired by S. C. College by 1838, the land . . . — Map (db m29169) HM
95South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-99 — Gladden Home Site
States-rights advocate Adley Hogan Gladden, who lived here before the Civil War, served Columbia as postmaster 1841-45 and was later bursar of S. C. College, captain of the Governor's Guard, and intendant of Columbia 1851-52. In 1847 he assumed . . . — Map (db m30298) HM
96South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — Gonzales Tribute
(West face) Erected By popular subscription A Tribute To the worth and service of N.G. Gonzales, Born August 5, 1858, Died January 19,1903. —–— "Faithful unto death." Gonzales (North face) A . . . — Map (db m21926) HM
97South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-154 — Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital
Side 1 Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital, created in 1938 by the merger of two older hospitals, served the black community in Columbia for 35 years. It merged Good Samaritan Hospital, founded in 1910 by Dr. William S. Rhodes and his wife . . . — Map (db m138127) HM
98South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-12 — Governor's Mansion
Arsenal Academy, converted from a state arsenal, occupied this square from 1842 to 1865 when Union troops burned all the Academy buildings except Officers' Quarters, erected 1855. Since 1868 this building has been the Governor's Mansion. — Map (db m28127) HM
99South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-80 — Gregg Street
(Front text) Richard Winn, for whom this street was first named, was born in Virginia in 1750 and came to South Carolina as a young man. He fought throughout the Revolution (including the battles of Hanging Rock, Fish Dam Fords, . . . — Map (db m21760) HM
100South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-7 — Hampton - Preston House
Built about 1818 by Ainsley Hall. Purchased 1823 by Wade Hampton, I. Inherited by his daughter, Mrs. John S. Preston, 1863. Headquarters of Union Gen. J. A. Logan, 1865; residence of Gov. F. J. Moses 1872-74; Ursuline Convent 1887-90; College for . . . — Map (db m27999) HM

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