1431 Pendleton Street
Skilled laborers enslaved at Louisa Cheves McCord's Lang Syne plantation near Fort Motte, including carpenters John Spann and Anderson Keitt, constructed this Greek Revival residence in 1849. Louisa's husband, David James McCord, previously served as Columbia's intendant (mayor) in 1822 and 1824, a state legislator, and as president of the Bank of South Carolina. When several buildings at South Carolina College became a soldiers' hospital during the Civil War, the McCord residence served as a food preparation center that fed between 50 and 100 men each day. During Union occupation in February 1865, this site was the headquarters for Major General Oliver Otis Howard. Howard later served as Commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau and was a founder of Howard College, which is named in his honor. The house is listed as a Grade I Local Landmark.