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South Carolina Dispensary Office Building, Richland County (1205 Pulaski Street, Columbia)
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The Dispensary Office Building was constructed in 1901 as the office building for the South Carolina liquor dispensary system. This system of state control of alcoholic beverages began in 1895 and lasted until 1907. The building is also significant architecturally, having been designed by Frank P. Milburn in the early twentieth century Italian Classic Revival style. The Dispensary Office Building is a two-story brick building. The first and second stories are divided by horizontal bands of brickwork; the second story bays are accented by brick pilasters, and a projecting cornice molding extends along the front fašade. The front fašade is divided into three bays. The central bay features a central entrance door with flanking windows. A stone balcony projects above the entrance and above the balcony on the second level are three arched windows. The central bay is further accented by a fancifully shaped pediment with rondelle. Listed in the National Register March 2, 1979. The South Carolina Dispensary Office Building is no longer extant. Removed from the National Register December 12, 1989.

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