Friday, December 2, 2011

A Trip To Columbia, South Carolina

The Seibels House
The Seibels House in Columbia, South Carolina (also known as the Hale-Elmore-Seibels House) is the oldest house that remains in that city, which was founded at the end of the 18th century. It is at 1601 Richland Street, and was built about 1796. The Seibels House is now a museum and home to the Historic Columbia Foundation.

In 1786, a decade before the Georgian Seibels House was built, South Carolina officially became a state - and Columbia, being in the center of that state, became its new capital. The town was designed with beautiful wide streets in a two-mile square grid, which still gives it a grand, open feel.

Columbia, South Carolina is a small city of about 130,000 people; and it is considered to be one of the best places in the US to retire (according to CNN and US News & World Report in 2007 and 2009, respectively). It's also home to the University of South Carolina and boasts a newly restored historic downtown area, the Congaree Vista, overlooking the Congaree River.

A view of the beautiful Congaree Vista district
Now, looking at beautiful historic properties might put you in the mood for looking at some Columbia real estate of your own. And if you can't get down to South Carolina right this minute, you can check out some Northeast Columbia homes for sale online.

There are many historic properties in Columbia, and if you happen to be there over the holidays there are special walking tours you can go on. I would love this, because restored houses and house museums are just about my favorite kind of museum. I've never been to Columbia, but after a look at the Seibels House and pictures of the Congaree Vista - it's now on my go-to list for sure.

1 comment:

Lex10 said...

They mill Adluh Flour right in town. Get some (at any Col., SC grocery) - it's very good and the logo is great.

If you aren't already aware of it, that is......