Heidt - Russell House / Edwin R. Russell

Heidt - Russell House / Edwin R. Russell (HMO2L)

Location: Columbia, SC 29204 Richland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 0.523', W 81° 0.906'

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Heidt - Russell House
This house, with Greek Revival and Italianate architectural influences, was built about 1879 by William J. Heidt, builder and contractor who managed Heidlinger's Steam Bakery. The Heidts lived here until 1912. Mary E. Russell, whose husband Nathaniel was a postman for the U.S. Post Office, bought the house in 1919.
Edwin R. Russell
Edwin Roberts Russell (1913-1996) spent his early years here. A research scientist, he was one of the few blacks directly involved in the Manhattan Project to develop the atomic bomb. Educated at Benedict College and Howard University, in 1942-45 Russell helped separate plutonium from uranium at the University of Chicago. He returned to Columbia to teach at Allen University, then was a research chemist at the Savannah River Plant form 1957 to 1976.
HM NumberHMO2L
Marker Number40-143
Year Placed2008
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 1:24am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 498605 N 3763122
Decimal Degrees34.00871667, -81.01510000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 0.523', W 81° 0.906'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 0' 31.38" N, 81° 0' 54.36" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1240 Heidt St, Columbia SC 29204, US
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