1611 Pendleton Street
The Kirkland Apartments, built in 1918 by the prominent Columbia architect George E. Lafaye, is an Italian Renaissance Revival style apartment building that was built to accommodate university professors. It now serves as a university hotel and houses visitors to the National Advocacy Center across the street. In 2006, Historic Columbia awarded the team effort between the university, preservationists, and the University Hill neighborhood with two preservation awards for the work on the Inn at USC. The work completed on the Kirkland Apartments contributed to both the Adaptive Use and New Construction in a Historic Context preservation awards.