1226 Bull Street
Site of Lyons Family Residence
Henry Lyons (1805-1858), the eldest son of Isaac Lyons (1774-1843), was a prominent politician who arrived in Columbia in the 1820s. He served as Columbia's warden from 1842 until 1850, when he was elected as the city's intendant, or mayor, for one year, becoming the second Jewish man to hold this post.
Lyons' garden was renowned locally and beyond, originally having been owned and developed by Nicholas Herbemont, a well-known winemaker who cultivated hundreds of grape varieties. Lyons was an accomplished plantsman as well, growing prunes, oranges, peaches and walnuts and becoming the first person in North America to successfully seed the Chinese Peach, later renamed the Honey Peach in 1858.