Photo from 2000: This plan for the Confederate flag was backed by Columbia Mayor Bob Coble and Charleston Mayor Joe Riley. The semicircular monument would have been located along Sumter Street east of the State House and would have included a reflecting pool, the five flags of the Confederacy and engraved names of the South Carolinians who died in the Civil War.
From 200: A drawing of a glass enclosure proposed by John Courson. From a March 23, 2000, story: “A flag from the Army of Northern Virginia that was carried in battle would be encased in glass and displayed at the soldier's monument. The proposal also seeks to place the First National Flag of the Confederacy, also encased in glass, at a monument to the women of the Confederacy. A third flag , the flag of the First South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Regiment, a group of black Union soldiers, would be displayed at a place of prominence - other than the future site of the African-American History Monument - on the State House grounds.
2000: Another proposal for relocation the Confederate flag from State House dome included encasing flags in glass inside the State House.
2000: Camden sculptor Maria Kirby-Smith, who has created monuments around town, created "Healing Waters” in a proposal to relocate the Confederate flag from the State House dome. Charleston Republican Sen. Glenn McConnell backed the plan, a sculpture with a wedge that had water cascading from it to a stream that encircled and divided sculptures of Union and Confederate soldiers.