1215 Pine Street
Modjeska Monteith Simkins Birthplace
South Carolina’s matriarch of civil rights activists lived here from 1899 until about 1910. Her father, Henry, was an accomplished builder, is credited with its construction. Following her death in April 1992, Simkins posthumously received the Order of the Palmetto for her distinguished career as an educator, journalist, businesswoman and life-long champion of civil liberties.