North Carolina Mutual Building

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North Carolina Mutual Building
Front facade of North Carolina Mutual Bldg.jpg
North Carolina Mutual Building is located in South Carolina
North Carolina Mutual Building
North Carolina Mutual Building is located in the US
North Carolina Mutual Building
Location 1001, 1001 1/2 and 1003 Washington St., Columbia, South Carolina
Coordinates 34°0′10″N 81°2′17″W / 34.00278°N 81.03806°W / 34.00278; -81.03806Coordinates: 34°0′10″N 81°2′17″W / 34.00278°N 81.03806°W / 34.00278; -81.03806
Area less than one acre
Built 1909 (1909)
Architect Perrin, Summerville M.
NRHP reference # 94001570[1]
Added to NRHP January 20, 1995

North Carolina Mutual Building, also known as the Blue Palace Tea Shop and Barber Shop, is a historic commercial building located at Columbia, South Carolina. It was built in 1909 by the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, and is a three-story, rectangular, brick commercial block. The building housed African-American businesses, professionals, and institutions during the years of Jim Crow segregation. It is located in the Washington Street business district, the city’s black downtown.[2][3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Steven A. Davis (July 1994). "North Carolina Mutual Building" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 2014-01-07. 
  3. ^ "North Carolina Mutual Building, Richland County (1001, 1001 ½, and 1003 Washington St., Columbia)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 2014-01-07.