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40-77 Senate Street


Corner of Senate and Gervais streets, Columbia

The South CarolinaGeneral Assembly created Columbia as the state's capital city in 1786, and Senate Street was named for the upper house of that legislative body.  In 1790, the General Assembly, which designated that the town be located on the Congaree River near Friday's Ferry, first met in Columbia in the new State House, designed by James Hoban, who later designed the White House. 
Erected by Richland County Bicentinnial Commission; Sponsored by Standards Savings and Loan Association --1978

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Columbia Chapter, SCGS
PO Box 11353

Columbia, SC 29211-1353

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