2005 Christmas in Columbia Ornament of Opportunity – Govenor’s Mansion


In keeping with the spirit of the season, the Babcock Center Foundation proudly presents the 2005 “Official City Ornament.” This year’s ornament depicts the Governor’s Mansion.



South Carolina takes pride in this splendid Mansion, which has been “home” to more than thirty governors and their families through the years.

The Mansion, however, is more than a residence. The public rooms are a repository of treasures – silver and china, furniture, paintings and documents – that remain permanently in the Mansion. All are illustrative of the rich history and heritage of South Carolina.

The Mansion is used for entertaining visiting dignitaries. Here, the handsome home is an ideal place for South Carolina to extend a warm welcome to emissaries who visit our state.

The grounds of the Mansion encompasses nine acres of land in the heart of the historic district of Columbia. Two other houses, The Lace House and The Caldwell-Boylston House, are located on the grounds.