St Luke's Archives

Archives are most precious; they are the gift of one generation to another and extent of our care to them marks the care of our heritage. The Archives Committee is in the beginning stages of gathering, identifying, and labeling documents, photographs, artifacts, and electronic records. Without the preservation of these items, we can do no better than guess at the faithfulness of the documents.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church


First located on the corner of Lady and Marion streets, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church was founded in Columbia in 1883. The congregation, needing more space, moved to Hampton Street in 1911. Parishioners established the current location for their church in 1958. Renowned photographer Richard Samuel Roberts, who recorded the lives of many black Columbians from the 1920s through 1936, was one of its many dedicated members.

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St Luke's Sunday School Class, Circa 1925