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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 …
Built about 1818 by Ainsley Hall. Purchased 1823 by Wade Hampton, I. Inherited by his daughter, Mrs. John S. Preston, 1863. Headquarters of Union Gen. J. A. Logan, 1865; residence of Gov. F. J. Moses 1872-74; Ursuline Convent 1887-90; College for …
To the Memory of South Carolina's Generals Sumter Marion Pickens and Her Patriot Sons Who Fought For Independence 1775 1783 [D.A.R. Medallion]
The society has been in continuous existence since its organization in 1822. It was chartered 1834. Its charities are administered to the needs of the community without regard to creed or race.
(Front Text): Columbia Bible College1937-1960In 1937 Columbia Bible College (now Columbia International University) acquired the Ainsley Hall House, designed by Robert Mills. The students housed here were trained for Christian service around the w…
Temporary wartime home of Gen. and Mrs. James Chesnut. Here they entertained Jefferson Davis, president, C. S. A., and his staff, October 5, 1864. President Davis addressed the citizens of Columbia from the front steps of this cottage.
Named for Stephen Elliott, first president of the Bank of the State of South Carolina and noted botanist. Elliot College, a residence hall, was one of the first historic Horseshoe buildings to undergo extensive remodeling under the Horseshoe Resto…
The Euphradian Society Hall, established in 1806, moved into an elegant new hall on the third floor of Harper College in 1848. The hall resounded with orations and debates for over one hundred and thirty years, until the Society became inactive in…
Erected on the site of an earlier building that had served as the campus dining hall, Harper was part of an extensive mid-century construction program undertaken to accommodate an increase in enrollment. The building was named for William Harper (…
So named by special act of theGeneral Assembly of South CarolinaApril 6, 1927 in honor ofWilliam Spencer Murraywho projected and as chief engineerbuilt this great dam and associatedhydro-electric works.