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List of Famous Columbia Buildings & Structures

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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 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 February 24, 1971. Trinity Church is on east side of Sumter Street between Gervais and Senate Streets. It is directly east of the South Carolina State House....  more
    • City/Town: Columbia, South Carolina, USA
    • Architect: Edward Brickell White
    • Created By: Edward Brickell White
    • Style: Gothic architecture
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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 Tiger Hotel remains fully functional as a luxurious boutique hotel and maintains a prestigious 4-diamond rating....  more
    • City/Town: Columbia, Missouri, USA
    • City/Town: Columbia, South Carolina, USA
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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 stucco exterior and originally served as faculty quarters for the Arsenal Academy which together with the Citadel Academy in Charleston formed The South Carolina Military Academy. The Arsenal was burned along with the city of Columbia by Sherman's forces in February, 1865; the structure was the only surviving building and became South Carolina's executive mansion in 1868 On June 5, 1970, the building...  more
    • City/Town: Columbia, South Carolina, USA
    • Style: Federal architecture