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Old Columbia in Black & White

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Here are some vintage old photos of Columbia area buildings, all from the Library of Congress archives. Some may find them interesting. I'm unsure which ones are all still standing or in use.

Lunatic Asylum at Bull Street & Elmwood Ave. Initial construction 1827 Subsequent construction in 1838 and the 1840's

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Crawford-Clarkson House @ Bull and Blanding St. Initial construction 1842

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Ainsley Hall Mansion on Blanding St. Initial construction 1823

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University of South Carolina Library on South Sumter Street. Initial construction 1825

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Columbia Canal & Power Plant on Broad River Initial construction 1824 Subsequent work 1890's

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DeBruhl-Marshall House at 1401 Laurel Street. Built 1820

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State House

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First Baptist Church on Hampton St Initial Construction 1859; Renovations 1949

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Gervais Street Bridge over Congaree River. Initial construction 1927

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Richard O'Neal, Jr. House at 1028 Elmwood Ave. Initial construction 1840's Demolished 1961

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Greyhound Bus Station at 1200 Blanding St. Initial construction 1939

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Palmetto Building at Main & Washington St Initial construction 1913

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Central National Bank at Hampton & Main St Initial construction 1871

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First Presbyterian Church at Marion & Lady St Initial construction pre-1900

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Fisher-Bachman House at 1615 Hampton St Initial construction pre 1900

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Consolidated Building at 1328 North Main St Initial construction 1912

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Trinity Episcopal Church at Sumter & Gervais Streets Initial construction pre 1900

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Allen University Chapelle Administration Building on Harden Street

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Too cool. Thanks for sharing that. Its weird to see the Horseshoe without the gates- especially since they're on the university logo now.

Thanks for all the hard work to share these with us!

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