Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Site of Blanding House

Marker ID: SCHM 40-16
Location: Corner of Marion and Blanding Streets, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 34° 0.538    W 081° 2.013
  34.00896666    -81.03355
Style: Free Standing **


In this square stood the home of Colonel Abram Blanding (1776-1839) for whom this street was named. He was first principal of Columbia Male Academy in 1798, a noted lawyer, a philanthropist, and he ably served the state on the Board of Public Works, 1819-28. Financed and built city´s first water works, 1820