Behind-the-scenes tour scheduled for historic 1920s Five Points building

Claussen’s Inn, located at 2003 Greene St. Karamie Sullivan photo.

Historic Columbia released their January schedule of events Wednesday.  One of the upcoming activities will be a behind-the-scenes tour of the long-standing Five Points landmark, Claussen’s Inn.

The historic building was originally built as Claussen’s Bakey in 1928 for George Frederick Claussen, the grandson of a German immigrant who previously established a bakery in Charleston. According to Historic Columbia records, Claussesn’s Bakery made significant contributions to the industrial and commercial development of Columbia until it ceased operation in 1963.

The tour will be held Jan. 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and will provide more information about the origins of the building, and its evolution throughout the 20th century.  More details will also be unveiled about the project’s current owners, and how they plan to utilize the space to bring new life to Five Points with boutique residential apartments.

Tickets for the event are $35 or Historic Columbia members, and $50 for the general public.  Ticket sales are currently available for Historic Columbia members only and will open to the pubic Jan 10. Space is limited. To register, visit or call 803-252-7742 x 15.

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