Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Congaree Vista



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Location: t the intersection of Senate Street and Lincoln St, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 33° 59.906    W 081° 2.261
  33.99843333    -81.03768333
 



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Congaree Vista

Historically a residential, light industrial, mercantile and transportation district, the Congaree Vista is bounded by the Congaree River to the west and Assembly Street to the east. To its north lies Arsenal Hill, while the Olympia Mill community is its neighbor to the south. This portion of South Carolina’s capital city today blends rehabilitated, historically significant buildings with architecturally sympathetic new construction. Following considerable capital investment beginning in the 1970s, the Vista now features loft apartments and townhouses; restaurants and bars; and specialty shops and offices that combine to form a unique and vibrant urban environments. Officially referred to as the West Gervais Street Historic District, the Congaree Vista is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is protected as an architectural conservation district by the City of Columbia.