South Carolina Department of Archives and History
National Register Properties in South Carolina

Waverly Historic District, Richland County (Columbia)
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N. A. Jenkins
2200 Hampton St.
Johnson House
2328 Hampton St.
1411 Pine St. 1410 Pine St. 1330 Pine St.
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1311 Pine St. 1305 Pine St. 1301 Pine St. 1226 Pine St. Collins House
1221 Pine St.
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Montieth House
1215 Pine St.
1212 Pine St. 2115 Lady St. 2300 Lady St. 2309 Lady St.
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2319 Lady St. Richardson
1200 Oak St.
1202 Oak St. 1316 Oak St. 1400 Oak St.

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The Waverly Historic District is significant as Columbia’s first suburb. The historic core of the Waverly neighborhood was originally an early subdivision of an antebellum plantation by the same name located on the outskirts of Columbia. By the early twentieth century, it had evolved into a community of African American artisans, professionals and social reformers, many of whom made significant contributions to the social and political advancement of African Americans in Columbia and South Carolina. Originally a predominantly white neighborhood, Waverly’s development illustrates important patterns in the shift from biracial coexistence in the late nineteenth century to the practice of strict racial segregation common to early twentieth century urban centers. Waverly’s public institutions and other historic resources are also significant for their associations with individuals who played an active role in the Civil Rights Movement. The Waverly Historic District has a high concentration of vernacular residential, academic, and religious buildings reflecting a range of architectural characteristics of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Representative styles and forms include Queen Anne, Four-Square, Craftsman, Bungalow, Shotgun, Colonial Revival, and Neo-Classical. The majority of the 192 properties in the neighborhood, 137 of which are contributing, were built between ca. 1898 and ca. 1925. Listed in the National Register December 21, 1989.

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