Address: 1403 Richland Street
For over 140 years, this property was associated with Celia Mann, a free-black midwife from Charleston whose descendants were part of Columbia’s vibrant African-American community from the antebellum period to the present. Erected following Mann’s death in 1867 by her daughter Agnes Jackson (pictured), the Reconstruction-era cottage became the cornerstone of a number of family-owned houses and businesses. Saved in 1970 from destruction, the building was transformed into a house museum and center of African-American culture in 1978.
Location Order: 39
Neighborhood: African American Heritage Sites