1722-1724 Main Street

Also known as: Bouchier Building
1722-1724 Main St., Columbia, South Carolina


1722-1724 Main St., Facade

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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Street View 


Constructed ca. 1913-14, the three-story structure located at 1722-24 gains its primary significance from its architecture. It was designed by Wilson and Sompayrac, a Columbia architectural firm. The building’s façade has a strong repetitive design with large areas of glass on the upper floors. The heavily modelled terra cotta work includes balustrade, fruit and foliage bands and pilasters. The first floor is divided into two sections: on the right the storefront is three bays wide while the left storefront is two bays in width. Although both storefronts have been altered, most of the original terra cotta trim remains. The second and third floor pilasters have decorative bases and rectangular capitals. A modified entablature extends the width of the building with a graduated bellflower-like motif. A terra cotta parapet tops the building. Listed in the National Register November 25, 1980. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 25, 1980
Reference number
NR name
Building at 1722--1724 Main Street
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Current function
Period of significance
Significant years
1912; 1913

Update Log 

  • October 7, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Alternate Name", "Description" & "Street Views", Corrected "Name" and Imported Photo
  • October 7, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller