As I had written previously, our time in Columbia was challenged by Hurricane Matthew and the fact that it was for some businesses a holiday weekend (Columbus Day). Those facts did not deter us. When we could not get anything done pertaining to my brother's estate we checked out the more popular tourist stops. Columbia is the capital of the state, so we drove over to the state house. John and I had seen it on our other visit to the city but my sister Gloria had not seen it. Because of the hurricane it was closed on Saturday. Despite the wind and a bit of rain we still walked around the capitol grounds.
The last historic home I want to show here was once the temporary war home of General and Mrs. Chestnut. They entertained Jefferson Davis and his staff here in 1864. Jefferson Davis, President of the CSA, addressed the citizens of Columbia from the front steps. This pretty much concludes what I have to write about our weekend in Columbia- we thought that we would have to extend our time in Columbia through Tuesday because we were told that the Probate Court building was not opened on Monday due to the holiday. We had nothing better to do than to check out to see if that fact was correct. Surprise! Apparently that information did not apply to county buildings.