Have you heard of The South Carolina Picture Project? It’s a federally recognized nonprofit organization working to preserve the photos + history of our state’s landmarks before they are gone for good.
It’s used by 3,000+ people each day + is a resource for more than 1 million people each year. Think of it as a digital time capsule. The website houses 2,300+ SC landmarks, and there’s no plan to stop archiving our beautiful state any time soon.
The five goals of the project are:
🖼 To act as a permanent repository for photos + records of our states landmarks.
🖼 To celebrate all of the beauty of our state + strengthen SC pride.
🖼 To give students the ability to study + learn about our state’s history in a more accessible way — at no cost to students.
🖼 To inspire travel throughout SC + in turn, boost the economy.
🖼 To allow South Carolinians a way to contribute their own connections, stories, and memories of a location.
To use this resource, visit the website to search and find landmarks by city, county, and type. Each page has photos + facts and figures available. Once you’ve learned all you need to know, plan a trip to the destination and be sure to take lots of photos and tag us using @COLAtoday.
Here are some of the local gems you can find at SCPictureProject.org:
Columbia Union Station | The former railroad station was built in 1902 + now houses California Dreaming.
Little Red School House | Now located at the Columbia Canal, the school house once was located on Gist Street, near Blanding and Laurel.
Zimmerman House and School | The Zimmerman Female Academy was built in 1848 to offer young women a classical education.