South Carolina Picture Project

Dovilliers-Manning-Magoffin House – Columbia, South Carolina


South Carolina  |  SC Picture Project  |  Richland County Photos  |  Dovilliers-Manning-Magoffin House


Edit This Page  |  Leave A Comment

This Greek Revival home in Columbia – known locally as McCay House for its current owner – is a fine example of a “Columbia Cottage,” or a one-and-a-half story clapboard home on a raised basement. The design was popular in the capital city when the home was built between 1853 and 1859. It originally stood downtown at 1500 Washington Street but was relocated to a residential area in 1964 in order to protect it from demolition; the property it sat on was being razed for a parking lot.

Dovilliers-Manning-Magoffin House

Michael Mascari of Blythewood, 2016 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The home’s first owner was local artist Eugene Dovilliers, a French immigrant, teacher, and landscape painter known in Columbia for his depictions of the Congaree River and antebellum structures around the city. The house was later purchased by Wade Hampton Manning, a Confederate veteran and son of Governor John Lawrence Manning.

Dovilliers House

View of Columbia, c. 1855 by Eugene Dovilliers | South Carolina Digital Library

Following Wade Hampton Manning’s ownership, the home passed to his daughter, Kate Hampton Manning, and her husband, Dr. Ralph Deman Magoffin. Dr. Magoffin was a world-renowned archaeologist as well as a professor of history and archaeology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. From 1920 to 1921 he chaired the Classical Studies Department at the American Academy in Rome, and from 1923 through 1939 he served as the head of the Department of Classics at New York University. He was also a prolific author of history and archaeology. The Magoffins rented their Columbia home until returning to Columbia in 1939 following Dr. Magoffin’s departure from New York University.

Columbia Cottage

Former Location at 1500 Washington, 1959 | Richland Library

When the home was relocated in 1964, it remained intact with the exception of the removal of an interior chimney. The house has been modified over the years to accommodate modern living; however, it retains its structural integrity and original design.

The Dovilliers-Manning-Magoffin House is listed in the National Register:

The Dovilliers-Manning-Magoffin House is significant as a good example of a raised Greek Revival house known locally as a Columbia Cottage. It is a one and one-half story clapboard structure set on a raised basement. The structure is also important for its associations with its former owners, including Eugene Dovilliers, an artist; the Manning family; and Dr. Ralph Deman Magoffin, a noted classical archaeologist. Although the structure was moved in 1964 when demolition was imminent, it retains its historic integrity. It is believed that the structure was built between 1853 and 1859 by Dovilliers. One of the few documented artists residing in antebellum Columbia, Dovilliers painted several of Columbia’s natural and man-made landmarks. He also taught French, drawing and painting at Barhamville, a female college in existence from 1817 to 1861. The second owner of the property was Wade Hampton Manning. The structure’s third owner, Kate Hampton Manning, was married to Dr. Ralph Deman Magoffin (1874-1942), a prominent classical archaeologist. Magoffin was professor of Classical History and instructor of Archaeology at Johns Hopkins, in charge of Classical Studies at the American Academy in Rome in 1920-21 and from 1923 to 1930 head of the Department of Classics at New York University. From 1908 to 1934 he wrote eight books on archaeology and history, including Magic Spades: The Romance of Archeology, which was widely used as a university textbook.


Dovilliers-Manning-Magoffin House Info


Address: 4203 St. Claire Drive, Columbia, SC 29206
GPS Coordinates: 34.009307,-80.977110


Dovilliers-Manning-Magoffin House Map




Dovilliers-Manning-Magoffin House – Add Info and More Photos


The purpose of the South Carolina Picture Project is to celebrate the beauty of the Palmetto State and create a permanent digital repository for our cultural landmarks and natural landscapes. We invite you to add additional pictures (paintings, photos, etc) of Dovilliers-Manning-Magoffin House, and we also invite you to add info, history, stories, and travel tips. Together, we hope to build one of the best and most loved SC resources in the world!


Please Share Your Thoughts!


The South Carolina Picture Project is a volunteer project which earns no profit. We work hard to ensure its accuracy, but if you see a mistake, please know that it is not intentional and that we are more than happy to update our information if it is incorrect. That said, our goal is to create something positive for our state, so please make your comments constructive if you would like them to be published. Thank you!







Dovilliers-Manning-Magoffin House - Related Entries


Alston House
Alston House
Columbia


Boyne-Pressley-Spigner House

Dovilliers-Manning-Magoffin House

Rutherford House

Allen in Columbia SC

Founders Park
Founders Park
Columbia


Lieber Building

Stork Brickyard Chimney

Horry-Guignard House




SC PICTURE PROJECT

Join Us on Facebook
Our 5 Goals
Our Contributors
Add Info
Add Pictures
Search for Pictures
Missing Landmarks

SC TOWNS & LANDMARKS

Abbeville ACE Basin Aiken Allendale Anderson Awendaw Bamberg Banks Barns & Farms Barnwell Batesburg-Leesville Beaches Beaufort Beech Island Belton Bennettsville Bishopville Blackville Bluffton Bridges Bygone Landmarks Camden Carnegie Libraries Cemeteries Charleston Charleston Navy Base Cheraw Chester Churches Clemson Clinton Clio Colleges Columbia Conway Courthouses Darlington Denmark Dillon Donalds Easley Edgefield Edisto Elloree Fairfax Florence Folly Beach Forests and Nature Preserves Gaffney Garden City Beach Georgetown Glenn Springs Graniteville Greeleyville Greenville Greenwood Greer Hamburg Hampton Hartsville Hemingway Hilton Head Historical Photos Historic Houses Honea Path Hopkins Hunting Island Isle of Palms Jails James Island Johns Island Johnsonville Johnston Kiawah Island Kingstree Lake City Lake Marion Lakes Lancaster Landrum Latta Laurens Lexington Libraries Lighthouses Little River Manning Marion McClellanville McCormick Military Mills Moncks Corner Mountains Mount Carmel Mount Pleasant Mullins Murrells Inlet Myrtle Beach National Register Newberry Ninety Six North Augusta North Charleston North Myrtle Beach Orangeburg Pacolet Parks Pawleys Island Pendleton Pickens Piers Pinopolis Plantations Port Royal Post Offices Ravenel Restaurants Ridge Spring Ridgeway Rivers Roadside Oddities Robert Mills Rock Hill Rockville Rosenwald Schools Salters Saluda Savannah River Site SC Artists SC Heroes of the Alamo Schools Seneca Shrimp Boats Society Hill Spartanburg Sports Springs St. George St. Helena Island St. Matthews Stores Sullivan's Island Summerton Summerville Sumter Sunset Synagogues Town Clocks Trains & Depots Trees Trenton Turbeville Ulmer Union Wadmalaw Island Walhalla Walterboro Waterfalls Water Towers West Columbia Westminster Winnsboro Yemassee York

© 2017 SCIWAY.net, LLC All rights reserved.