Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Paul R. Redfern

Marker ID: SCHM 40-94
Location: South wall of Dreher High School, Millwood Avenue at Adger Road, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Style: Free Standing **


Born in 1902, Paul Redfern at an early age showed a marked mechanical aptitude and excitement for aviation. Shortly after graduating from old Columbia High School in 1923, he built his own airplane and established the city´s first commercial aviation company and flying field on this site. Later, Redfern attempted a non - stop flight to Brazil, leaving from Brunswick, Georgia, August 25,1927. He has never been heard from again.

Erected by Shandon Neighborhood Council - 1982