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Heslep House, Richland County (203 Saluda Ave., Columbia)

Built about 1927, the Heslep-Bernardin House was constructed by J.C. Heslep, a prominent Columbia contractor. The most elaborate of the Spanish Mission Revival style structures in Columbia, the orate two-story stuccoed house features round-headed windows, arches, balconies, sun decks, a square tower, sculptural portal and barrel tile roof. The main entrance is on the left of the house and has an elaborate sculptural surround. The tower features spiral colonettes and combined quatrefoil. The barrel tile roof tops the house, tower, and chimney. Heslep was also contractor for the Richland County Courthouse and the 1925 alterations to the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia. Listed in the National Register March 2, 1979.

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