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Chester County Courthouse

 
 
Chester County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 8, 2008
1. Chester County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.
This courthouse, built in
1852, was designed by
Edward Brickell White
(1802-1888) of Charleston,
whose work was greatly
influenced by Robert Mills.
Additions by Alfred D.
Gilchrist of Rock Hill in
1896 and 1928 included
three-story rear wings and
a rotunda. An elevator
tower added to the rear
wing, designed in 1994
by Frank M. Williams,
complements the designs
of White and Gilchrist.

 
Erected 1997 by Chester County Historical Society. (Marker Number 12-9.)
 
Location. 34° 42.36′ N, 81° 12.792′ W. Marker is in Chester, South Carolina, in Chester County. Marker is on Main Street (State Highway 72) 0.1 miles west of Wylie Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chester SC 29706, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War Soldiers (a few steps from this marker); Chester County Courthouse (1825-1855) (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Parrott Field Rifle Model 1863 (a few steps from this marker); Davega Building (within shouting distance of this marker);
Chester County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, March 21, 2016
2. Chester County Courthouse Marker
Chester Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Monument Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Blaser Building (1871-1874) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chester Lodge World War II Marker (about 300 feet away); Chester Hotel Building (1866-1876) (about 300 feet away); Aaron Burr Rock (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Chester.
 
Regarding Chester County Courthouse. The Chester County Courthouse is one of the contributing properties of the Chester Historic District.
 
Also see . . .
1. Chester Historic District. The focal point of the Chester Historic District is The Hill, a triangular-shaped plaza on an eminence at the center of the city, around which the original settlement grew, and which now includes the city hall and a relatively well-preserved collection of late nineteenth and early twentieth century commercial buildings. (Submitted on May 29, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Edward Brickell White. Edward Brickell White (January
Chester County Courthouse Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, March 21, 2016
3. Chester County Courthouse Cornerstone
Built 1852
Added to 1898, 1928
Board of County Directors
W. Holmes Harding, Chairman
J.M. Caldwell
S.A. McWatters
A.D. Gilchrist, Architect
29, 1806 – May 10, 1882), also known as E. B. White, was an American architect. He was known for his Gothic Revival architecture and his use of Roman and Greek designs. (Submitted on May 29, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Robert Mills. Robert Mills (August 12, 1781 – March 3, 1855), known for designing the Washington Monument, is sometimes called the first native born American to be professionally trained as an architect. (Submitted on May 29, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. GovernmentNotable Buildings
 
Chester County Courthouse Marker<br>Looking East Along Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, March 21, 2016
4. Chester County Courthouse Marker
Looking East Along Main Street
Chester County Courthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, March 21, 2016
5. Chester County Courthouse and Marker
Chester County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 8, 2008
6. Chester County Courthouse
Chester County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 8, 2008
7. Chester County Courthouse
Cannon on Courthouse Grounds image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 8, 2008
8. Cannon on Courthouse Grounds
Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 8, 2008
9. Cannon Marker
 
 
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