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Columbia Canal & Power Plant, Waterfront of Broad River, Columbia, Richland County, SC

Columbia Canal & Power Plant, Waterfront of Broad River, Columbia, Richland County, SC

 
 
description

Summary

Significance: Designed to enable the navigation of the Broad and Congaree Rivers at their confluence in Columbia, the canal was completed in 1824 and enlarged in 1891; the 1891 portion of the canal is the significant surviving portion; significant for its method of construction and its association with transportation in Columbia and as a continuing power source.
Survey number: HAER SC-17
Building/structure dates: 1824 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1826 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1891 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1896 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 79002392

date_range

Date

1969 - 1980
place

Location

columbia
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Library of Congress
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