New Five Points Development Honors Trailblazing Woman in Columbia, USC History

The newest development in Columbia’s Five Points entertainment district will be named in honor of a trailblazing University of South Carolina student.

The Treadwell development will cover nearly half the 900 block of Harden Street, a site that has languished for decades but has been poised for revival in recent years. Developers say they plan to welcome new businesses to the area in roughly the next year.

It is being named in honor of Henrie Monteith Treadwell, who in 1963 was one of three students to racially integrate the University of South Carolina in downtown Columbia. The daughter of Rebecca Monteith and niece of Modjeska Monteith Simkins, Treadwell was raised by a strong family of Columbia civil rights activists whose names are prominent in the city’s history.

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