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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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Two Days with HC

Whether you're sightseeing with a group that shares a common interest or traveling with an eclectic mix of friends or tour companions who have different tastes, Columbia, South Carolina offers a perfect mix of history-filled homes, beautiful gardens, fascinating museums, diverse shopping choices and myriad dining options. Even better, Historic...

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In Defense of Mid-Century Modern

By: Lois Carlisle, Executive Assistant

At the corner of Pickens and Gervais streets in downtown Columbia, there stands a Queen Anne mansion. The home is uniquely Victorian with a high turret and cedar-shingled roofline. There are few people in Columbia who, today, would say the house is anything short of beautiful. If you traveled back...

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