There are some of you out there that may remember the Andrews School. Perhaps you or a relative attended class at the old school. For me, the Andrews School is another one of those lost landmarks that I wish I could have visited in person. Originally the Corinthian Hall of a pre Civil War college, the building was all that remained of the campus after the War. In the 1880’s, it was purchased and converted to a public school for the City of Columbia. For decades, the children of Columbia went to school in what was then called Andrews School. Unfortunately the building was torn down after new schools replaced it and today the lot is still owned by the school system and a maintenance facility stands in it’s place.
Although we have yet to scan any of the exterior shots of the Andrews School, we have added a gallery that will put a smile on your face. The Andrews School collection has a couple of class photos from 1948 and several shots from 1946 of children in costume for perhaps a play or presentation of some sort. We would love to know more about these whimsical photos and invite you to help us learn more about them. You can see the photos by clicking here. The featured image for this post (above) is a Mildred Hartsfield water color of the Andrews School that you can see along with other lost treasures of Columbia in the Hartsfield Collection.