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Howard & Riley Real Estate & Insurance Agency, Inc. / Heritage Electrical Service, 6801 Shakespeare Road: 2013   9 comments

Posted at 11:17 pm in Uncategorized



This address on the North side of Shakespeare Road near Columbia Mall and almost across from Wood's Wonderland was once, according to the Secretary Of State's office Howard & Riley Real Estate & Insurance. That would have been back in the late 1960s and 1970s.

However, LoopNet says the current building wasn't built until 2005, so there must have been an older structure there at one time. (This would have been the Pink House era on Shakespeare). I don't know what the property was used for in the interim, but the last tenant was Heritage Elictrical, which has apprently moved to Elgin.

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  1. Wow.. Shakespeare Road. I travel Two Notch occasionally, but I have not been on, or have I had a reason to go on, Shakespeare Road in a loooong time.


    11 Jun 14 at 11:38 am

  2. Shakespeare Road conjures up images of how I recall WOLO having a studio there at one point (but I'm not sure what became of their former studio building)...


    11 Jun 14 at 12:53 pm

  3. They're still on Shakespeare.....I don't know if their old Quonset hut building is still there or not. I remember they had problems anytime a thunderstorm pelted the building during the news....


    11 Jun 14 at 3:19 pm

  4. I remember a really old house that sat on the top of the hill on Shakespeare Road, it overlooked Two Notch. It was closer to Fontaine Road about where Alta Vista Drive intersects with Shakespeare now.
    The last time I remember seeing in was in the late 1970's and it appeared to be in disrepair and abandoned at that time.
    My girlfriend and I went inside of the old house, just looking around out of curiosity. I could tell it would have been a grand old house in it's time. Does anyone remember the house I'm thinking of?

    I also remember when Shakespeare Manufacturing was open, was Shakespeare Road named after the fishing tackle company or was it vice versa?

    And then I remember going to a store on Shakespeare with my parents, must have been in the late 60's, that sold out of date canned goods, canned goods that the cans were bent or missing labels, and other cheap stuff. I asked my Dad if he could remember the name but he could not. He said he remembers it as a place that sold stuff that regular retailers back then could or would not sell because the box may have been damaged, or as I said about the can foods. Also stuff from Fort Jackson, whatever that meant. I can't remember exactly but it was my idea of a 1960's Big Lot's. Anybody remember that place? Seems like it was called by some ones name, like maybe Taylors or something.


    11 Jun 14 at 4:20 pm

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    11 Jun 14 at 5:53 pm

  6. ted

    11 Jun 14 at 7:04 pm

  7. @Ted - Just about the time you said Joyner's, my Dad called me back and said he thinks he remembers the name.
    He also said Joyner's.

    And about my previous comment, That's what happens when you drink Tequila, so I might advise against it.


    11 Jun 14 at 7:15 pm

  8. Rick, yep, I remember the old house. There's a Facebook page about dentsville and there is reference to it there. We used to also go to the place that sold the canned goods. My mom told me the owner had been shot and so they closed the place down. IDK for sure.

    Miz Terry

    12 Jun 14 at 2:57 pm

  9. I've seen some comments that it might have been the Gonzales House. It was gone by the time I came to Columbia, but there's a pic of it in this pdf a little more than halfway down, so if anyone remembers it, maybe you can tell one way or another.


    12 Jun 14 at 8:34 pm

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