Mann-Simons Cottage

Mann-Simons Cottage (HMIMQ)

Location: Columbia, SC 29201 Richland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 0.704', W 81° 2.059'

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(Front text)
This cottage, built before 1850, with alterations and additions throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, was the home of Celia Mann (1799-1867) and her husband Ben Delane, among the few free blacks living in Columbia in the two decades before the Civil War. Mann, born a slave in Charleston, earned or bought her freedom in the 1840s and moved to Columbia, where she worked as a midwife.
(Reverse text)
Three Baptist churches (First Calvary, Second Calvary, and Zion) trace their origins to services held in the basement of this house. After Mann's death her daughter Agnes Jackson (d. 1907) lived here; descendants of Agnes Jackson's second husband Bill Simons owned the house until 1960. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 and has been a museum since 1977.
Marker Number40-126
Year Placed2003
Placed ByFirst Calvary Baptist Church, Second Calvary Baptist Church, and Zion Baptist Church
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 1:39pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 496831 N 3763457
Decimal Degrees34.01173333, -81.03431667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 0.704', W 81° 2.059'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 0' 42.24" N, 81° 2' 3.54" W
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Area Code(s)704, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1401-1403 Richland St, Columbia SC 29201, US
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