Five Points Historic District

National Register Listing
Street Address:
Harden Street, Devine Street, Greene Street, Santee Avenue, Saluda Avenue, Columbia, SC (Richland County)

NRHP Nomination


Record Number:
Description and Narrative:
The Five Points Historic District is a commercial area in downtown Columbia developed in the early-twentieth century to serve as a retail town center for white residential suburbs located on what was then the city’s southeastern edge. It is significant for its association with commerce and community planning and development. Two star-shaped, five-point intersections give the town center its name and bely its twentieth-century growth in the city’s otherwise orthogonal 1786 grid. The layout of the streets in Five Points is integral to the neighborhood’s development and historic character. Following extensive infrastructure that improved the land’s drainage and accessibility, its eighty-two resources were almost all built within the period of significance: 1919 to 1967. Wide Harden Street acts as the district’s spine with blocks of commercial development stretching off along College Street, Greene Street, Devine Street, Santee Avenue, and Saluda Avenue. Listed in the National Register May 20, 2019.
Period of Significance:
1919 – 1967
Level of Significance:
Area of Significance:
Community Planning and Development;Commerce
National Register Determination:
Date of Certification:
May 20 2019

Related places
Richland County