The State House

The State House (HM4JG)

Location: Columbia, SC 29201 Richland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 0.037', W 81° 1.964'

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(Front text):
Columbia was founded in 1786, replacing Charleston as the state capital. The first State House here, built in 1789, was a small wooden building just W. of this site. Construction on this State House, designed by John R. Niernsee, began in 1855; exterior walls were almost complete when work was suspended in 1863 during the Civil War. In February 1865 Union troops burned the old State House, shelled this unfinished building, and raised the United States flag over it.

(Rear Text):
Niernsee supervised postwar repairs and new work until his death in 1885. His partner J. Crawford Nielson succeeded him, followed by Niernsee's son Frank. In 1901 the General Assembly hired Frank P. Milburn, but often clashed with him over workmanship and his design for the present dome, a radical departure from J.R. Niernsee's original design. He was replaced by Charles C. Wilson in 1903. A major renovation by the firm of Stevens and Wilkinson was completed in August 1998.
HM NumberHM4JG
Marker Number40-122
Year Placed1999
Placed ByColumbia Committee Of The National Society Of The Colonial Dames In The State Of South Carolina
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 9:56am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 496977 N 3762224
Decimal Degrees34.00061667, -81.03273333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 0.037', W 81° 1.964'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 0' 2.22" N, 81° 1' 57.84" W
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Area Code(s)704, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1200-1256 U.S. 1, Columbia SC 29201, US
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