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Robert Mills Historic House and Park
1616 Blanding Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Voice: 803-252-1770

The Robert Mills House is named for the person who designed the house. Robert Mills was a historically prominent architect who designed mostly federal structures but is most known for designing the Washington Monument. This is one of the few houses that Robert Mills actually designed. Ironically, there was never a family to live in the house. The man who originally had the house built died before it was completed, and had not updated his will, so the house ended up in legal battles for several years. This is a shame as the house is so beautiful.

As you tour this house you will learn this story as well as how the house was used throughout the years. The Historic Columbia Foundation has furnished the house in ways that would have been typical to the times with artifacts and furnishings that the foundation has collected. All three levels of the house are open to viewing, so you can really see how the family would have lived and spent their days.

KAT'S VIEW

The Robert Mills house was nice. There was a marble mantle on every fireplace downstairs to impress their guests, not on the upstairs though. You don't need to impress family! In one room there were two identical pink couches. The design of this house was all about being symmetrical. Upstairs there was a bed warmer in every room. Also a pair of candlestick holders, I liked the ones that were red the best!



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