Bridal Portrait at Seibels House

Bridal Portraits at Seibels House

By: Lois Carlisle

Seibels House and Garden isn’t just a great venue for your wedding and reception, they’re also an idyllic spot for bridal portraits, as well. The oldest home in Columbia is also the most affordable portrait venue, with pricing starting at $50/hour on weekdays. We’re delighted to share with you Avis...

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Wedding at Robert Mills House

Michelle & Austin at the Robert Mills House & Gardens

The Shull wedding in early September was an occasion of grace and whimsy (with a little goofiness thrown in for good measure). Austin and Michelle married on the front lawn at the Robert Mills House , located at 1616 Blanding Street. We are pleased to be able to share their...

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Wedding Party at RM Gardens

Karli & Ben at the Robert Mills House & Gardens

The couple chose to host their intimate ceremony indoors, at the Robert Mills Carriage House . As thunder rolled overhead, the couple and their guests gathered together to celebrate the spirit of love and adventure. The wedding had a refined bohemian ambiance with the bride donning a custom crown of...

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Wedding at Seibels House

Anna & Andrew at the Seibels House & Garden

We are pleased to share Anna and Andrew’s beautiful wedding reception at Seibels House & Garden with you all. Following the ceremony at a nearby church, Anna and Andrew celebrated their special day against the romantic backdrop of Seibels House & Garden. The reception featured voluminous, elegant floral arrangements, which...

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Wedding ceremony at Seibels House

Ayala & Boyer Wedding at the Seibels House

We are excited to feature Karen and Chris’s stunning Seibels House and Gardens wedding for our first blog post in our new Historically Ever After series! Every detail in Karen and Chris’s day was thought through to create a simple and clean but dramatically elegant aesthetic to their day. They...

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Preservation Matters: South Carolina Department of Mental Health’s Bull Street Campus

By: Staff, Historic Columbia

Awesome, expansive and intriguing are but a few of the adjectives that spring to mind upon touring the South Carolina Department of Mental Health’s Bull Street facility. Bustling with activity for generations, the sprawling 178-acre tract of land today is best characterized largely by silence punctuated by sounds beyond its...

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Historic Civil Rights site is praised, then razed | The State Newspaper Features Recently Demolished Historic Site

By: Staff, Historic Columbia

On Saturday, July 21, 2012 a historic marker was placed at the Waverly Five and Dime store located at 2313 Gervais Street. Less than a week later the building was demolished by the First Nazareth Baptist Church, the current owners of the property. The State newspaper featured the following story...

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Mann-Simons Site

Planning Your Visit

Deciding which house museum to tour can be difficult when you have four choices, but only time to explore one! We are happy to help you figure out which tour is best for you. Would you like to learn more about the Reconstruction era? The Woodrow Wilson Family Home may...

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2016 Awards Luncheon

Past Preservation Award Winners

We hold an annual Preservation Awards Luncheon each year to celebrate the accomplishments of local architectural, construction and rehabilitation projects and leaders. The awards recognize local projects that have maintained or added to the historical, architectural and cultural heritage throughout Columbia and Richland County in the following categories. In addition,...

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Historic Districts are Working for You

There has been recent concern over local historic district regulations in certain Columbia neighborhoods. Specifically, some Columbia citizens are concerned over the process owners must follow to renovate or make changes to their historic properties. Historic Columbia understands how certain regulations might be seen as challenging in the short term,...

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