Richland County SC Cultural Resources Inventory Listing
807 Gervais Street
807 Gervais Street Columbia SC
Historic District: West Gervais Street Historic District
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Description: The structure located at 807 Gervais Street is significant because of its architectural design, which contributes to the overall architectural character of Columbia's "West Gervais Street Historic District."
A three-story brick building, this structure was constructed for the DuPre Motor Company, a Ford automobile dealership, in 1919.

Historic Information
Year Built: c.1919 Acres:
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Historic Register: No Year: NR#:
National Historic Landmark: No

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Period of Significance: 20th Century
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Historical Topics: Architecture, West Gervais Street Historic District, DuPre Motor Company, Ford, Ford automobile dealership
The structure located at 807 Gervais Street is significant because of its architectural design, which contributes to the overall architectural character of Columbia's "West Gervais Street Historic District."

A three-story brick building, this structure was constructed in 1919 for the DuPre Motor Company, a Ford automobile dealership. A central recessed entry and flanking plate-glass display windows on the first floor are sheltered by a wooden awning. The second and third floors of the facade (south elevation) have seven bays, each with thirty-light metal sash. Double vertical bands of terra-cotta ornament highlight the pillars flanking the central bay and the pillars at either end of the building. Terra-cotta inserts also separate the second and third floors. A projecting terra-cotta cornice shelters a broad frieze, which has the name "DuPre," centered.

The structure was entered into the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing property under the "West Gervais Street Historic District," nomination of 1983.
Thematic Resource: http://historicrichlandcountysc.com/DataImages/CulturalHistoric/0000000132_nrd.pdf
Primary Historic Use / Function: : Commercial
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Present Uses / Functions: Commercial Occupancy:
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Space Available: No Commercial Office Residential
Source: National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form; South Carolina Department of Archives and History (digital images)
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Columbia, South Carolina