Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Columbia Bible College, 1937-1960 / Westervelt Home, 1930-1937

Marker ID: SCHM 40-139
Location: at the Robert Mills House & Park, 1616 Blanding St., Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 34° 0.609    W 081° 1.765
  34.01015    -81.02941666
Style: Free Standing **



In 1937 Columbia Bible College (now Columbia International University) acquired the Ainsley Hall House, designed by Robert Mills. The students housed here were trained for Christian service around the world. in 1960 CBC moved to its present campus in north Columbia. The Robert Mills House has been operated as a house museum since 1967 by the Historic Columbia Foundation.


The Westervelt Home, for children of Christian missionaries, was founded in Indiana in 1926 and moved to Columbia in 1929. Associated with Columbia Bible College, it was in the Hampton-Preston Mansion 1930-34 and the Robert Mills House 1934-37, then moved to Batesburg in 1937. The Hampton-Preston Mansion has been a house museum since 1970 and operated by Historic Columbia Foundation since 1972.

Erected by the Columbia International University Alumni Association, 2007


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