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Elmwood Park Historic District, Richland County (Columbia)
S1081774010001 S1081774010002 S1081774010003 S1081774010004 S1081774010005
2219 Gadsden St. 2225 Gadsden St. 2300 Gadsden St. 2303 Gadsden St. 2321 Gadsden St.
S1081774010006 S1081774010007 S1081774010008 S1081774010009 S1081774010010
2323 Gadsden St. 819 Aiken St. 913 Aiken St. 2201 Lincoln St. 2209 Lincoln St.
S1081774010011 S1081774010012 S1081774010013 S1081774010014 S1081774010015
2210 Lincoln St. 2224 Lincoln St. 2225-2225 1/2
Lincoln St.
2230 Lincoln St. 2301 Lincoln St.
S1081774010016 S1081774010017 S1081774010018 S1081774010019 S1081774010020
2305 Lincoln St. 2307 Lincoln St. 2311 Lincoln St. 2312 Lincoln St. 2315 Lincoln St.

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Elmwood Park Historic District is a turn-of-the-century suburb developed at a time of major suburban growth in the Columbia area. The district is a collection of 279 primarily residential properties, 219 of which are considered contributing. The district’s resources date from the turn of the twentieth century to 1940. Elmwood Park’s southern boundary, Elmwood Avenue, was the northern border of the city of Columbia. There had been scattered settlement in the area since at least 1872, but no planned suburban growth until 1891 when the first part of the neighborhood was platted on land off Main Street. The bulk of what would become Elmwood Park was used as a fairgrounds until 1903. The area developed rapidly as land became available. Many of the houses in the suburb typify the trend in architecture away from elaborate styles and toward “the comfortable house.” Styles range from the numerous Queen Anne, Four-Square, and gable-front houses, to a few Colonial Revival houses. One-story structures are predominantly Craftsman influenced. Brick bungalows are evident as infill from the 1920s and 1930s. There are also a number of shotgun houses in the earliest developed part of the neighborhood. Two neighborhood schools in the district are typical of school design of the day, being monumental in scale. Logan School is the work of well-known local architect, J. Carroll Johnson, chief draftsman for Wilson & Sompayrac. James Burwell Urquhart, another prominent Columbia architect, designed Wardlaw Junior High School. As a nearly intact suburb, Elmwood Park illustrates the shift in Columbia, and nationwide, to the suburbs. Listed in the National Register May 3, 1991; Boundary increase May 13, 2002.

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