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Posted on February 22, 2017 at 7:10AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Come out and enjoy the lovely spring weather this month! Read on for a roundup of things to do below and check out our calendar of events for everything else going on all month ...
Your Guide to All Things Green: St. Pat's in Five Points
Posted on February 10, 2017 at 12:25PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Blarney! On March 18th, Columbia, SC will become a sea of green for the 35th Annual St. Pat's in Five Points celebration. And you're in luck, because we have everything you need to know ...
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Posted on January 31, 2017 at 11:56AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Be in the know and travel on the path to totality in the "Total Eclipse Capital of the East Coast," Columbia, SC. The entire region is hosting eclipse-related events throughout the long weekend ...
What's Hot This February
Posted on January 24, 2017 at 11:51AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Short on days, but long on fun, February is jam-packed. Keep reading for our roundup of things to do below, then take a look at our calendar of events for all that's happening ...
Smell the Roses in Columbia, SC This Valentine's Day
Posted on January 19, 2017 at 12:27PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Columbia has been struck with Cupid's arrow and we have everything you need to know to plan the perfect Valentine's Day.   Posted by Conquest Brewing Co., Inc. on Friday, ...
What's Hot This January
Posted on December 30, 2016 at 8:59AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Happy New Year! Hit the ground running in 2017 with concerts, exhibits, events and more happening all over town this month. Read on for our roundup of things to do below, then check out ...

Historic Waverly Neighborhood: Self Guided Walking Tour

  • Roughly bounded by Hampton, Heidt,
  • Gervais and Harden Streets
  • Columbia, SC 29201

Columbia's first suburb, Waverly, evolved into a community of black artisans, professionals and social reformers. Many of the residents made important contributions to Columbia and across the state. The district's concentration of educational facilities (Benedict College and Allen University) served the South's African Americans when racial discrimination denied them the opportunities for higher education. Today, Waverly is a vibrant urban neighborhood, which celebrates the past and embraces the future.

Tour Stops:
1. Allen University
2. Dr. Douglas K. Jenkins House
3. Good Samaritan - Waverly Hospital
4. Visanka-Starks House
5. Site of Black USO
6. Willis Johnson Family House
7. Bishop's Memorial Church
8. Sit of Judge Matthew J. Perry's House
9. Daddy Grace's Parsonage
10. Heidt - Russell House
1. Site of Reverend James M. Hinton House
12. Carpenters' Hall
13. Waverly Five and Dime Store
14. The Lighthouse and Informer Newspaper
15. Carver Theatre
16. Dr. Matilda Evans House

To learn more about these stops and path of the tour, stop by the Columbia Regional Visitors Center or the Historic Columbia offices to pick up the full brochure.

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