Kitchen Magnet Depicting The South Carolina State House In Columbia
This magnet shows off some of the striking architectural details of South Carolina's State House with an interestingly angled shot of the front of the building, with its towering cupola visible behind. This high resolution image allows one to see the fine ornamental detail of the building's portico, which is constructed in imitation of Classical Greek architecture. The building is lit by the rays of the rising sun, perhaps recalling the view when you stopped by the State House during your visit to Columbia! Even if you haven't yet made your trip there, the usefulness of the magnet as well as its durable acrylic material will be sure to be a welcome addition to your fridge door.
A History of Columbia's State House
During Columbia's pre-Civil War heyday construction was begun on the State House. When war came, however, work stopped on the building, and it was damaged by Union troops during their occupation of the city. The period following the war was one of intense poverty for South Carolina, and it took until the beginning of the 20th Century to finish the State House! The building is in the Greek Revival style, with a portico resembling a temple from Ancient Greece. The State House houses the offices of the Governor and Lieutenant Governors of South Carolina; it is also where the state's legislative body, the South Carolina General Assembly, meets. On the grounds is a monument to the Confederate soldiers who died during the Civil War; indeed, the State House is steeped in the history of the South. With its cupola bringing the building to an impressive 55m, the State House forms an integral part of the Columbia skyline.