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The South Carolina State House is the state capitol building of the U.S. state of South Carolina. Housing the South Carolina General Assembly, it is located in the Capital City of Columbia near the corner of Gervais and Assembly Streets. Construction on the building began in 1851, however the original architect was dismissed for fraud and dereliction of duty and the structure dismantled due to defective materials. Work on the new structure was begun in 1855 and suspended in 1865 as Sherman's Union Army swept through Columbia on 17 February, burning much of the city. The old State House and the interior of the incomplete new State House were burned. The building was not completed until 1907. Today, the copper-domed granite building wears six bronze stars to mark hits from Sherman's cannons. A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35... The South Carolina General Assembly, also called the South Carolina Legislature, is the legislative branch of South Carolina and consists of the South Carolina House of Representatives and the South Carolina Senate. ... William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891) was an American soldier, businessman, educator, and author. ...

Example of one of the six bronze stars
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Example of one of the six bronze stars

The capital has undergone two major renovation projects one such occurred from 1959 thru 1969. Recently, it was deemed advisable that another major renovation should be undertaken to address a number of problem areas, that were never addressed during the first renovation or where deemed nesseary due to the era. A planning phase for the renovation occurred from 1991 to 1995. The renovation begain in 1995 and lasted to mid 1998. The total cost of the project was approximately $48,000,000. The State House was reopened on August 22, 1998.


There are many statues and monuments on the state house grounds, such as a rebel flag, which use to fly over the dome of the capital however on July 1, 2000 the flag was removed from the South Carolina statehouse dome. The South Carolina State House is the only state house in the nation to have a monument dedicated to the contributions and history of African-Americans on its grounds.

African-American Monument
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African-American Monument

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