40-126 Mann-Simons Cottage
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member David Taylor
N 34° 00.717 W 081° 02.062
17S E 496826 N 3763481
Historic home in Downtown Columbia.
Waymark Code: WM8C0P
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 03/09/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Lat34North
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(Front) This cottage, built before 1850, with alterations and additions throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, was the home of Celia Mann (1799-1867) and her husband Ben Delane, among the few free blacks living in Columbia in the two decades before the Civil War. Mann, born a slave in Charleston, earned or bought her freedom in the 1840s and moved to Columbia, where she worked as a midwife./ (Reverse) Three Baptist churches (First Calvary, Second Calvary, and Zion) trace their origins to services held in the basement of this house. After Mann’s death her daughter Agnes Jackson (d. 1907) lived here; descendants of Agnes Jackson’s second husband Bill Simons owned the house until 1960. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 and has been a museum since 1977.

Erected by First Calvary Baptist Church, Second Calvary Baptist Church, and Zion Baptist Church, 2003
Marker Name: Mann-Simons Cottage

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Building

Marker number: 40-126

County: Richland

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