Kilbourne Road700 Kilbourne Road
With Heathwood considered to be “in the country” during the early years of its development, one method of connecting the new suburban neighborhood to Columbia was by making use of the city’s streetcar line. Track laid by the Columbia Electric Power Street and Suburban Railway and Electric Power Company connected Heathwood to downtown via Kilbourne Road which connected to Millwood Avenue, then to Maple Street, on to Devine Street, down to Harden Street, and finally to Gervais Street. For a five-cent fare, residents of the neighborhood were able to easily travel to work and other attractions in town. As buses and private cars grew in popularity patronage of the city’s streetcar service waned and ultimately led to the system demise in 1927.