$335,000 grant to help save state's only presidential site

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A $335,000 grant has been awarded to help repair Woodrow Wilson's boyhood home in Columbia.

The State writes:
The grant -- along with $1.3 million in hospitality taxes from Richland County Council -- will allow the Historic Columbia Foundation to fix the ailing roof, siding, foundation and electrical system.

Go read all about the grand and Wilson's home at The State, or get some factual details on the home over at the Historic Columbia Foundation.

The house will need a total of $3.2 million to fully convert it into a proper house museum. The home is South Carolina's only presidential site. Wilson was the 28th President of the United States, from 1913 to 1921.