40-128 R.L. Bryan Co. Warehouse
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member David Taylor
N 34° 00.050 W 081° 02.424
17S E 496268 N 3762248
Quick Description: This warehouse was built in 1913 as the schoolbook depository for the R.L. Bryan Company.
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 4/19/2010 9:41:51 AM
Waymark Code: WM8MHA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mvillian
Views: 2

Long Description:
(Front) This warehouse was built in 1913 as the schoolbook depository for the R.L. Bryan Company. The company, founded in 1844 by R.L. Bryan (1823-1900) and his brother-in-law James J. McCarter (d. 1872), was originally a bookstore and stationery shop on Main St. known as Bryan & McCarter. In 1900 R.L. Bryan & Company merged with the Bryan Printing Company, founded in 1889, to become the R.L. Bryan Company.
(Reverse) In 1901 the S.C. General Assembly, in an effort to improve public education, adopted standardized texts. The R.L. Bryan Company, selected as the statewide distributor, used this building as its depository and warehouse from 1913 to 1973. In 1976 the building was renovated and opened as a restaurant, in one of the first examples of the adaptive reuse of historic buildings in this part of Columbia.
Erected by the Historic Columbia Foundation, 2003
Marker Name: 40-128 R.L. Bryan Co. Warehouse

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Building

Marker number: 40-128

County: Richland

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