St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church (Columbia, South Carolina)
|St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church|
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in 2009
|Location||1529 Assembly St.
Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America
|District||Diocese of Charleston|
|Country||United States of America|
|Architect(s)||Frank Pierce Milburn|
|Architectural style||Gothic Revival|
|Length||131 ft (40 m)|
|Width||79 ft (24.1 m)|
|Width (nave)||64 ft (19.5 m)|
|Spire height||163 ft (49.7 m)|
|Materials||Dark red brick with Bedford stone and terra cotta trim|
|U.S. National Register of Historic Places|
|Added to NRHP||September 28, 1989|
|NRHP Reference no.||89001610|
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church is located at 1529 Assembly St. in Columbia, South Carolina. This is the second building of the oldest Catholic parish in Columbia and the Midlands of South Carolina.
The first resident Catholic priest came to Columbia in 1820. St. Peter's first church, designed by the South Carolina architect Robert Mills, was completed in 1824. This church was demolished in the early 1900s to build the new sanctuary.
The new church was designed by Frank Pierce Milburn, a Southern architect. The planning and fundraising was done largely by Father Thomas J. Hegarty. Construction started in 1906 and was completed in 1908. The dedication was in January 1909.
The Gothic Revival church was built with dark red brick with Bedford limestone and dull glazed terra cotta trim. The roof was Buckingham Slate. The spire is topped with a cross and is 163 ft (49.7 m) above grade.
The church has a cruciform plan with a high nave. It is 131 ft (40 m) long and 79 ft (24.1 m) wide. The nave is 64 ft (19.5 m) long and 51 ft (15.6 m) tall. The 3,500 lb (1,591 kg), 55 in (1.4 m) diameter bell was cast in 1911 by McShane Bell Foundry in Baltimore, Maryland.
The church graveyard is to the rear of the church.
- National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Boudreux, John A.; Sue Hagood; Catherine R. Saleeby (April 19, 1989). "Saint Peter's Roman Catholic Church" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
- "Saint Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Richland County (1529 Assembly St., Columbia)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 25 August 2012.