Cain- Matthews- Tompkins House

Cain- Matthews- Tompkins House (HMJDA)

Location: Columbia, SC 29201 Richland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 0.044', W 81° 1.512'

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(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 state's leading contractors and built such Columbia landmarks as the Arcade (1912) and the Palmetto Building (1913). He also financed, built, and owned the Jefferson Hotel (1913).
(Reverse text)
J. Pope Matthews, president of the Palmetto National Bank, lived here from ca. 1913 to 1931, when Arthur S. Tompkins bought the house. It remained in the Tompkins family until 1974, when the University of South Carolina acquired it. The house, threatened by demolition for several years, was designated a local historic landmark in 2002. It was renovated and opened as The Inn at USC in 2005.
Marker Number40-132
Year Placed2006
Placed ByThe Historic Columbia Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 7:22pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 497672 N 3762237
Decimal Degrees34.00073333, -81.02520000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 0.044', W 81° 1.512'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 0' 2.64" N, 81° 1' 30.72" W
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Area Code(s)704, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1641-1659 Pendleton St, Columbia SC 29201, US
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