Leaving Columbia in Four Days

So after just about two years living here in Columbia, South Carolina, Morgen and I will be driving across the width of the country to a new home in Portland, Oregon. Morgen was in graduate school at the University of South Carolina and just received a Masters degree in Public History. We thought there was no better time than now to move to a place we love so we’ve been packing for a while now and will load a truck and tow our car in just a matter of days.

Before we leave and begin blogging about what life is like in Portland, we thought we’d post a few photos of what our life is like here in Columbia. Or really what we see on a daily basis in the capital of South Carolina, walking down Main Street:

Our home for the past year, the former Tapp's Department Store on Main Street. Home to 3am fire alarms, smokers and unstable law students.

Our home for the past year, the former Tapp's Department Store on Main Street. Home to 3am fire alarms, smokers and unstable law students.

 

Next door neighbors. A former Greyhound bus station turned plastic surgeon's office. Really.

Next door neighbors. A former Greyhound bus station turned plastic surgeon's office. Really.

 

Vacant shoe store on Main Street three doors down. Right across from three different wig shops.

Vacant shoe store on Main Street three doors down. Right across from three different wig shops.

 

Historic Canal Dime Savings Bank building on Main Street. Morgen worked here for a real estate developer.

Historic Canal Dime Savings Bank building on Main Street. Morgen worked here for a real estate developer, in her spare time.

 

Sylvan's jewelry store. Beautiful building and one of Columbia's oldest standing structures. Built after Sherman of course.

Sylvan Bros. jewelry store. Beautiful building and one of Columbia's oldest standing structures. Built after Sherman of course.

 

The house that Ben Tillman built. Ok, that's only half-joking. The South Carolina State House does have bronze stars marking where Sherman's shelling left damage. Not to mention a Confederate flag flying out front.

The house that Pitchfork Ben Tillman built. Ok, that's only half-joking. The South Carolina State House does have bronze stars marking where Sherman's shelling left damage. Not to mention a Confederate flag flying out front.

Ah, your hosts. Morgen will be bringing food reviews and cultural exploration while I'll mainly stick to thoughts on local beer, sports and weather.

Ah, your hosts. Morgen will be bringing food reviews and cultural exploration while I'll mainly stick to thoughts on local beer, sports and weather.

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One response to “Leaving Columbia in Four Days

  1. Ummm….can I say that I ADORE Sylvan’s and window shop as often as possible?? It’s my “Tiffany’s.” Maybe one day David will get the hint and buy me millions of dollars of shiny things….

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