Fair-Rutherford House / Rutherford House

Fair-Rutherford House / Rutherford House (HM13WS)

Location: Columbia, SC 29201 Richland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 0.443', W 81° 1.398'

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(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) bought and enlarged it. Rutherford, an African-American businessman born a slave, taught school, then made lodge regalia and supplies and briefly co-owned a local cigar factory.
(Reverse text)
The Rutherford House was built in 1924-25 for Carrie Rutherford, daughter-in-law of W.H. Rutherford. Her son Dr. Harry B. Rutherford, Jr. (1911-1980) and his wife Dr. Evaretta Sims Rutherford (1910-1978) were prominent educators, he as a teacher and principal and later a dean at Benedict College, and she as a professor and department chair at Benedict College and Howard University. The house was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
HM NumberHM13WS
Marker Number40-158
Year Placed2012
Placed ByThe Historic Columbia Foundation, the City of Columbia, and the S.C. Department of Transportation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 8:33am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 497848 N 3762974
Decimal Degrees34.00738333, -81.02330000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 0.443', W 81° 1.398'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 0' 26.58" N, 81° 1' 23.88" W
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Area Code(s)704, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1908 Washington St, Columbia SC 29201, US
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