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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Columbia skyline, with photos when available. Columbia architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Columbia are included on this list. Information about these Columbia buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Columbia and older historic landmarks.

Buildings here include everything from South Carolina State Museum to James K. Polk House.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Columbia?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Columbia. Famous architectural houses within the city of Columbia are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Columbia Buildings & Structures
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Trinity Episcopal Church, now known as Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, is the first Episcopal and the oldest surviving sanctuary in Columbia, South Carolina. It is a Gothic Revival church that is modeled after York Minster in York, England. It was named to the National Register of Historic Places on ...more

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City/Town: Columbia, South Carolina, USA

Created By: Edward Brickell White

Style: Gothic architecture

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Tiger Hotel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Columbia Buildings & Structures
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Tiger Hotel


The Tiger Hotel is a hotel in Columbia, Missouri. Built as a hotel in 1928, the building later housed a retirement home and banquet center. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. In 2012, the building was fully restored and reopened as a boutique hotel. Currently, the ...more

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City/Town: Columbia, Missouri, USA


South Carolina State Museum is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Columbia Buildings & Structures
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City/Town: Columbia, South Carolina, USA

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South Carolina Governor's Mans... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Columbia Buildings & Structures
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South Carolina Governor's Mansion


The South Carolina Governor's Mansion is a historic U.S. governor's mansion in the Arsenal Hill neighborhood of Columbia, South Carolina and the official residence of the Governor of South Carolina. It is a Federal style home influenced by British Colonial plantations. The building has a white ...more

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City/Town: Columbia, South Carolina, USA

Style: Federal architecture