1731 Senate Street
William Sloan House
As early as 1888, William McBurney Sloan, a mayor of Columbia from 1894-1898 and gauger for the dispensaries in Richland County, lived on the corner of Senate and Barnwell streets in an eleven-bedroom, 208 x 160-foot building. According to Columbia city directories, Sloan moved to 1006 Henderson Street around 1891, but lived once again on Senate Street in at least 1908. According to a 1919 mention in The State, Sloan was an enthusiastic gardener who grew 'fine vegetables.' Sloan put the property up for sale in November of 1922, following the passing of his wife, Cynthia, the prior year. Later owners rented out rooms in the eleven-bedroom property beginning in 1928.