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South Carolina Court of Appeals


Location:  1015 Sumter Street / Pendleton Street.

Built:  1926

Style:  Italian Renaissance Revival

Architect:  Harold Tatum and Milton B Medary

Contractor:  George A Fuller Company


Description:  The building faces east and is a five story brick, limestone, terra cotta, granite and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds on the southeast side of the State Capitol in the center of Columbia. On the east side the building rises three stories at the north and south ends and rises two stories at the center section with  stone facing and large steps. On the west side the building rises to five stories with a clay title hipped roof. The building is named the John C Calhoun State Office Building. The Court of Appeal moved into the building in 1988 which had been renovated. The architect was Stevens and Wilkinson.


Note:  During construction, the plans were amended to include the two story addition to the west side which addition was to house the Supreme Court. The cost of construction was $799,821.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – John C Calhoun State Office Building


See:  The South Carolina Appeal Court and the South Carolina Supreme Court are located in Richland County.



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