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South Carolina Statehouse

1200 Gervais Street
Columbia SC United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1855
  Finished1907
Floor Count3
Building Uses
 - capitol building
 - government
Structural Types
 - lowrise
 - dome
Architectural Style
 - italianate
 - neo-classical
Materials
 - copper
 - granite

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Flag pole180 ft
Roof165 ft

Description
- Architect: John R. Niernsee

- Construction began in 1855, but was halted in 1865 when General Sherman of the northern forces burned Columbia. It was restarted in 1867, and continued on rrregularly up until 1900.

- The Confederate flag was removed from the flag pole of the dome on July 1st, 2000. It was moved to Civil War memorial on the capitol's grounds.

- The state house was renovated between 1995 and 1998 at a cost of $51,530,000.

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