State Dispensary Warehouse

State Dispensary Warehouse (HMJWP)

Location: Columbia, SC 29201 Richland County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 59.942', W 81° 2.62'

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(Front text)
This building, built in 1863-64 and burned by Federal troops in 1865, was rebuilt in 1872 as a cotton batting factory and warehouse. It burned again in 1897, leaving only the outer walls. In 1898 the S.C. State Dispensary, created by Gov. Benjamin R. Tillman to ensure state control over the production and sale of alcohol, rebuilt it as a two-story building to serve as the State Dispensary Warehouse.
(Reverse text)
Though the State Dispensary system generated impressive revenue, it also allowed corruption and violence to flourish, and was finally abolished in 1907. Vacant from 1907 until the 1920s, this building served as a warehouse for a succession of businesses for the next fifty years. It was vacant again from the late 1970s until 2004, when it was rehabilitated for a neighborhood grocery store.
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HM NumberHMJWP
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Marker Number40-131
Year Placed2005
Placed ByHolmes Smith Developments, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 6:26pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 495967 N 3762049
Decimal Degrees33.99903333, -81.04366667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 59.942', W 81° 2.62'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 59' 56.52" N, 81° 2' 37.20" W
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Area Code(s)704, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 66 Geddes St, Columbia SC 29201, US
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