South Carolina State House

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The South Carolina State House
Location1100 Gervais St., Columbia, South Carolina
Coordinates34°0′1.56″N 81°1′59.33″W / 34.0004333°N 81.0331472°W / 34.0004333; -81.0331472Coordinates: 34°0′1.56″N 81°1′59.33″W / 34.0004333°N 81.0331472°W / 34.0004333; -81.0331472
Built1855; 165 years ago (1855)
ArchitectJohn R. Niernsee; Et al.
Architectural styleClassical Revival
NRHP reference No.70000598
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJune 5, 1970; 50 years ago (1970-06-05)[1]
Designated NHLMay 11, 1976; 44 years ago (1976-05-11)[2]

The South Carolina State House is the building housing the government of the U.S. state of South Carolina, which includes the South Carolina General Assembly and the offices of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina. Located in the capital city of Columbia near the corner of Gervais and Assembly Streets, the building also housed the Supreme Court until 1971.[3]

The State House is in the Classical Revival style; it is approximately 180 feet (55 m) tall, 300 feet (91 m) long, 100 feet (30 m) wide. It weighs more than 70,000 short tons (64,000 t) and has 130,673 square feet (12,140 m2) of space.

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ "South Carolina State House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Archived from the original on April 23, 2008. Retrieved March 24, 2008.
  3. ^ "Supreme Court History". South Carolina Judicial Department. Retrieved June 16, 2011.

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