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South Carolina Supreme Court


Location:  1231 Gervais Street / Sumter Street

Built:  1920 – 1921

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  Gill and Wilkins

Contractor:  William H Maxwell


Description:  The building faces south and is a one story stone structure. The building is located in the center of Columbia on the north side of the State Capitol. Along the south front are stone columns. The Supreme Court Chamber is located on the north side of the entrance lobby. The Supreme Court was housed in the State Capitol until 1971, when it moved into what was the old Columbia Post Office. The building was purchased by the State in 1966 and renovated in 1991. The architect was Stevens & Wilkinson and the contractor was Triangle Construction Company. Modifications to the building included construction of an impressive courtroom, decorated with the seal of the Supreme Court and other symbols of our South Carolina heritage.


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




Supreme Court – Columbia

























Supreme Court Chamber























Photos taken 2014 and 2020