Hollywood-Rose Hill Plaques
In 2017, the Hollywood-Rose Hill Neighborhood Association partnered with Historic Columbia to research 83 residences and one church with the goal of determining the date of construction and architect or builder. Funding from the Richland County Conservation Commission (RCCC) and contributions by individual owners led to the completion of this work in 2018. In 2019, additional funding from RCCC and individual owners led to the installation of an additional 25 plaques.
This phased project has provided a greater understanding of building patterns in the former Rose Hill and Hollywood subdivisions, founded in 1914 and 1924, respectively. Notable discoveries included several Aladdin kit homes, a residence designed from plans found in architect Leila Ross Wilburn’s Homes in Good Taste, and the emergence of early builders marketing customizable “model homes,” including the Ideal Home Company in Rose Hill and the Holly Realty Company in Hollywood. Architectural gems, including the former home of builder J.T. Dabbs and the former home of architect J. Carroll Johnson, who designed several residences in Hollywood, were also featured.
Hollywood-Rose Hill residents who would like to install a plaque may contact Chuck Lesser and Katharine Allen for fabrication and research fees, respectively. Neighborhood associations who are interested in participating in a similar project should contact Katharine Allen for more information.
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