Citadel Shirt Corporation

National Register Listing
Street Address:
1215 Shop Road, Columbia, SC (Richland County)
Alternate Name:
Williamson Shirt Company, Bud Berman Manufacturing, Carolina Area Support Center, Morris Furniture

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Description and Narrative:
The Citadel Shirt Corporation building at 1215 Shop Road is a single-story brick building with a modified rectangular plan and barrel-vaulted ceilings originally constructed in 1950 with additions made c.1954 and between 1955 and 1959. The building is significant in the area of Industry for its association with apparel manufacturing, a subsector of South Carolina’s historically important textile manufacturing industry. Construction and expansion of the building from 1950 to 1959 specifically for use in apparel manufacturing speaks to the subsector’s growing importance to the local and state economy. The Citadel Shirt Corporation building is also significant in the area of Military for its connection to Fort Jackson through its employment by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES). The building is the only extant resource in Columbia associated with AAFES’ Carolina Area Support Center (CASC), one of only fifteen Area Support Centers in the nation. Selected for its proximity to growing Fort Jackson and its central proximity to ten military bases in the Southeast, the building’s use as CASC’s warehouse underscores Fort Jackson’s growing importance to both the Department of Defense and the local economy. Listed in the National Register January 15, 2021.
Period of Significance:
1950s;1968 – 1972
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Date of Certification:
January 15 2021

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Richland County