Friday, June 25, 2010

New Home in Columbia, SC

The South Carolina Confederate Soldiers’ Home in Columbia opened in 1909, one of the later homes to be built.

The Rock Hill (SC) Herald describes the new home this way on June 2, 1909:

“The home is situated on a beautiful knoll, formerly Belleville, the homestead of Col. William Wallace’s ancestors. The land is now part of the farm of the State Hospital. It is situated about half a mile beyond Elmwood Avenue on the car line to Colonial Heights. The front of the building is a colonnade, Southern style, and the immense old trees surrounding the place give it an air of restfulness and peace and homelikeness. Twenty-one old veterans are already at home in their comfortable quarters.”

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