1700 Block of Pickens Street
Only two turn-of-the-20th-century houses recall the former residential nature of this portion of Pickens Street. A rarity in the district, though found occasionally in some of Columbia’s older neighborhoods, is the molded concrete block construction of 1715 Pickens Street, which was erected in 1905. The two-story wood frame neighbor to the south, at 1711 Pickens, was erected about that same year. Clad in brick veneer during the 1950s, the building was returned to its original appearance in 1982. Two residences, 1717 and 1721 Pickens Street, were demolished to create space for the parking lot north of 1715 Pickens Street.