R.L. Bryan Co. Warehouse

R.L. Bryan Co. Warehouse (HMJU9)

Location: Columbia, SC 29201 Richland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 0.048', W 81° 2.426'

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This warehouse was built in 1913 as the schoolbook depository for the R.L. Bryan Company. The company, founded in 1844 by R.L. Bryan (1823-1900) and his brother-in-law James J. McCarter (d. 1872), was originally a bookstore and stationery shop on Main St. known as Bryan & McCarter. In 1900 R.L. Bryan & Company merged with the Bryan Printing Company, founded in 1889, to become the R.L. Bryan Company.

In 1901 the S.C. General Assembly, in an effort to improve public education, adopted standardized texts. The R.L. Bryan Company, selected as the statewide distributor, used this building as its depository and warehouse from 1913 to 1973. In 1976 the building was renovated and opened as a restaurant, in one of the first examples of the adaptive reuse of historic buildings in this part of Columbia.
HM NumberHMJU9
Marker Number40-128
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Historic Columbia Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 2:41am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 496266 N 3762245
Decimal Degrees34.00080000, -81.04043333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 0.048', W 81° 2.426'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 0' 2.88" N, 81° 2' 25.56" W
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Area Code(s)704, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 801-825 Lady St, Columbia SC 29201, US
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