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1722-1724 Main St., Richland County (Columbia)
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Terra Cotta

(Bouchier Building) Constructed ca. 1913-14, the three-story structure located at 1722-24 gains its primary significance from its architecture. It was designed by Wilson and Sompayrac, a Columbia architectural firm. The building’s fašade has a strong repetitive design with large areas of glass on the upper floors. The heavily modelled terra cotta work includes balustrade, fruit and foliage bands and pilasters. The first floor is divided into two sections: on the right the storefront is three bays wide while the left storefront is two bays in width. Although both storefronts have been altered, most of the original terra cotta trim remains. The second and third floor pilasters have decorative bases and rectangular capitals. A modified entablature extends the width of the building with a graduated bellflower-like motif. A terra cotta parapet tops the building. Listed in the National Register November 25, 1980.

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