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52 Saturdays - Week 24 - The Robert Mills House in Columbia, SC

The Robert Mills House in Columbia, SC  Known as the Ainsley Hall House when work on this Classical Revival mansion began in 1823, what we now know as the Robert Mills House, named so after it's designer, has become one of the many opportunities to walk through the history of Columbia, SC. The Robert Mills House started it's life with the intention of becoming a townhome for Ainsley and Sarah Hall. The death of Ainsley Hall and other circumstances led the home to instead live many other lives. Once the campus of three different religious institutions including Columbia Bible College and a Presbyterian Theological Seminary which was quite renown in it's day. By 1960 the home was abandoned and plans to demolish the beautiful mansion were in place.

 

The Robert Mills House in Columbia, SC In fact some of the bricks had already been removed from this masterpiece by 1961 when historical preservation advocates came together in an effort to save the building. By successfully doing so, the Historic Columbia Foundation came into existence and gave The Robert Mills House yet another life and a chance to shine for generations to come.

 By 1967 The Robert Mills House had opened her doors to the public as a historic house museum. Now period pieces adorn each room of the house along with various art pieces that have either been purchased by the Historic Columbia Foundation or remain on loan from other museums and private collectors.

 

The Robert Mills House is located at 1616 Blanding Street Columbia, SC 29201.

 

Tours are available Tuesday through Saturday at 10am and 1pm and on Sunday at 1pm and 4pm. Tours cost $5 per person but they do have dollar days on occasion.

 

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52 Saturdays is a series of blogs written by JL Boney, about sights, points of interest, and things to do  throughout the Greater Columbia, SC Area. It is meant to inspire  you to explore everything we have to offer. So get out there and enjoy yourself. If you like what you see and what more info about previous articles or would like to make suggestion, please feel free to contact me at 803-730-9601 or email at James_Boney@yahoo.com. If you would like to call Columbia, SC or any of the surrounding areas home, I have you covered there too. Please visit Columbia, SC Homes for Sale and start your home search.

 

52 Saturdays - Week 1 - Doko Meadows

52 Saturdays - Week 2 - Edventure Children's Museum

52 Saturdays - Week 3 - Frankie's Fun Park

52 Saturdays - Week 4 - Colonial Life Arena

52 Saturdays - Week 5 - Congaree National Park

52 Saturdays - Week 6 - SC State Musuem in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - week 7 - Plex Indoor Sports in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 8 - Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 9 - The Children's Garden in Northeast Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 10 - Fortune Springs Park in Winnsboro, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 11 - Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 12 - West Columbia Riverwalk in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 13 - The SC State House in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 14 - Sesquicentennial State Park in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 15 - Midlands Plant and Flower Festival

52 Saturdays - Week 16 - North Springs Park in Northeast Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 17 - Mt. Zion in Winnsboro, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 18 - Sandhill Research and Education Center

52 Saturdays - Week 19 - The Village at Sandhill in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 20 - The Columbia Marionette Theater

52 Satudays - Week 21 - Riverfront Park and Columbia Canal

52 Saturdays - Week 22 - Blythewood Park

52 Saturdays - Week 23 - Finlay Park in Columbia, SC

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JL Boney, III - Columbia, SC Realtor - Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

 I specialize in Columbia, SC real estate and the surrounding areas, including Blythewood, SC, Kershaw County, Fairfield County, and Lexington, SC. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home in Columbia, SC or any of the surrounding areas, I would love the opportunity to speak with to see how I can help. Thanks for reading and feel free to contact me if I can be of service to you.

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Comment balloon 0 commentsJL Boney, III • June 15 2018 10:07PM
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