Published on September 2nd, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


Second Sunday Stroll Explores This Famously Historic Neighborhood

COLUMBIA, S.C. —This month Historic Columbia’s popular monthly program, Second Sunday Strolls, offers its newest neighborhood tour of University Hill on Sunday, September 13, at 2:00 p.m. This is the first time HC has given an in-depth exploration of the famously historic neighborhood located in the vicinity of the University of South Carolina.

Established between 1885 and 1950, the University Hill neighborhood features homes with a mix of architectural styles and designs from prominent regional and local architects. As one of the oldest residential communities in Columbia, this neighborhood has continued to be shaped and defined by urban renewal and the University of South Carolina’s eastward expansion. Bounded by Sumter Street, Gervais Street, Laurens Street, and Blossom Street, this portion of South Carolina’s capital city was listed as a Historic District in the National Register of Historic Places in 2004 and is protected as an architectural conservation district by the City of Columbia.

Second Sunday Strolls provide a guided tour for many of the neighborhoods featured in Historic Columbia’s Retrace: Connecting Communities Through History brochures. Tours are 60 – 90 minutes in length, and walk-ins are welcome. Tour begins at the Inn at USC, 1619 Pendleton Street, Columbia, SC 29201. Tour attendees may use the Inn at USC’s parking lot.

Admission is free for HC members / $8 adult and $5 youth nonmembers / children under 5 are free. For more information and registration, visit

About Historic Columbia Foundation:

In November 1961, a small group of individuals intent on saving the Ainsley Hall House from demolition officially incorporated as the Historic Columbia Foundation. Over the next five decades the organization, which was founded on the premise of preservation and education, would take on the stewardship of seven historic properties in Richland County. Today, the organization serves as a model for local preservation efforts and interpretation of local history. Visit or find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube for more details.

Dickson Monk
Director of Marketing & Communications
Historic Columbia


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