Harriet M. Cornwell Tourist House

The Harriet M. Cornwell Tourist House in Columbia was listed in the National Register as part of the Multiple Property Submission “Segregation in Columbia.” From c. 1940 to c. 1960 during the era of segregation, the Harriet M. Cornwell Tourist Home served as a place where African Americans could find lodging and one meal a day. While no sign advertised the house as a tourist home for blacks, the house and its address were advertised nationally in publications titled, The Negro Travelers’ Green Book and the International Travelers’ Green Book.

KEYWORDS: GREEN BOOK, TOURIST HOUSE, NATIONAL REGISTER, COLUMBIA, RICHLAND COUNTY