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Robert Mills Historic House and Park

Robert Mills designed some of the nation's most prominent buildings, including the Washington Monument. Ainsley Hall, a wealthy Columbia merchant, hired Mills to plan the Columbia townhouse in 1823. Mills designed few private residences. The house reflects the architect's preference for the classical revival style, with a large portico dominating the north faade. Hall died before the house was finished.

The collection in the house displays decorative arts of the early 19th century, including American Federal, English Regency, and French Empire pieces. The basement contains service rooms with objects used for the storage and preparation of food.

The Robert Mills House survives as a testament of Mills' architectural ability. Tickets are available at the museum shop. The house is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Location: 1616 Blanding St, Columbia South Carolina 29201 Telephone 803-252-1770

Other History nearby:
Aiken County Historical Museum
Carriage Museum at Rye Patch
Cayce Historical Museum
Cedar Grove Plantation
Church of the Holy Cross
Confederate Relic Room & Museum

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