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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

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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

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Robert Mills House is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Columbia Buildings & Structures
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Robert Mills House


The Robert Mills House, also known as Robert Mills Historic House and Park or the Ainsley Hall House, is a house in Columbia, South Carolina that was designed by Robert Mills. The Historic Columbia Foundation owns and operates the home as a historic house museum which has been furnished with ...more

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City/Town: Columbia, South Carolina, USA

Architect: Robert Mills

Created By: Robert Mills

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Modjeska Monteith Simkins Hous... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Columbia Buildings & Structures
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Modjeska Monteith Simkins House


The Modjeska Monteith Simkins House is a historic place of the civil rights movement. The house, which was owned by Modjeska Monteith Simkins, is located at 2025 Marion Street in Columbia, South Carolina. On March 25, 1994, it was named to the National Register of Historic Places. ...more

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City/Town: Columbia, South Carolina, USA

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Missouri United Methodist Chur... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Columbia Buildings & Structures
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Missouri United Methodist Church


The Missouri United Methodist Church is a United Methodist church in downtown Columbia, Missouri on Ninth Street. The building was constructed in 1929 out of Indiana Bedford limestone. The sanctuary seats 1000 people. Because of its architectural quality and contributions to religion in the state, ...more

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City/Town: Columbia, Missouri, USA

Style: Late Gothic Revival

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McCain Furniture Store is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Columbia Buildings & Structures
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McCain Furniture Store


The McCain Furniture Store Building in downtown Columbia, Missouri was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. It appears much as it did when it was built in the 1930s. Though it has hosted a variety of businesses since the closing of the original store, today it holds Plasma ...more

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City/Town: Columbia, Missouri, USA

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