Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Site of Columbia High School

Marker ID: SCHM 40-97
Location: Washington Street, between Sumter and Marion streets, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 34° 00.299    W 081° 01.914
  34.00498333    -81.0319
Style: Free Standing **


Described as "Collegiate Italian Renaissance" in style, this school was designed by J. Carroll Johnson, of Urquhart and Johnson, in Columbia. The cornerstone was laid in 1915 with Gov. Richard I. Manning as a featured speaker. Final classes were held here in December 1975, when Columbia High moved into a new building. Thus carne the end of an institution of education and culture that meant so much to so many.

Erected by Columbia High School Class of 1925 - 1986