South Carolina State House

South Carolina State House


South Carolina State House

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The South Carolina State House is the building housing the government of the U.S. state of South Carolina. The building houses the South Carolina General Assembly and the offices of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina. Until 1971, it also housed the Supreme Court. It is located in the capital city of Columbia near the corner of Gervais and Assembly Streets.

The State House is in the Greek Revival style; it is approximately tall, long, wide. It weighs more than and has of space.


The South Carolina State House was designed first by architect P. H. Hammarskold. John Niernsee redesigned the structure and work began on it during 1855, slowed during the Civil War, and was suspended during 1865 as Sherman's Union Army entered Columbia on February 17. Although several public buildings were "put to the torch" when United States troops entered the city, the capitol building was not.The structure was damaged by artillery and smoke from the burning of adjacent structures. Building work was completed finally during 1907. The reconstruction era...
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