Friday, May 13, 2016

Robert Mills House in South Carolina...Long History of Use by Higher Education Institutions

Several institutions that were located for a time on the property of the Robert Mills House in Columbia, South Carolina are featured in an article in the Columbia Star.  the Robert Mills House and Gardens are one of five historic properties maintained for public use by Historic Columbia.  You can click on the image accompanying the article to see a large panoramic view of the site in 1920.  The photograph is part of a forthcoming exhibit that will illustrate the Columbia Theological Seminary’s (CTS) long and important 95-year history at the site.

CTS continues to serve students today from Decatur, Georgia and is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church.  CTS was founded in Lexington, Georgia in 1828.  It moved to Columbia, SC two years later and and then moved to Decatur, Georgia in 1927.

Columbia Bible College (now, Columbia International University) later used the property for housing of male students until 1960.  Columbia Bible College changed its name to Columbia International University in 1994.