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The Boulevard

 
 
The Boulevard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2011
1. The Boulevard Marker
Inscription.
[City of Charleston Motto Emblem: Aedes Mores Juraque Curat]
(She Guards Her Buildings, Customs, and Laws)
To Commemorate

The reclamation of 47 acres of mud flats, marsh and water, bounded on the north by Tradd Street and on the east by The Battery, by the building of a concrete wall and filling same in from the Ashley River bed and thus converting the area into a fine residential district, and a highway 4000 feet long, designated as the
Boulevard.

The accomplishment of this project was due principally to the indefatigable efforts, the inspiration and ceaseless energy of the
Hon. R.G. Rhett, Mayor,

who, overcoming many and varied obstacles, brought the undertaking to a seccessful completion, being aided in so doing by the following
Board of Aldermen:

F.Q. O'Neill    J.H. Jahnz    I'on L. Rhett    A.W.Petit
L.S. Brux        R.M. Masters        F.C. Peters        T.B. Colcolough
Wilson G. Harvey    T.J. McCarty    F.S. Hinckel    John Wohltmann
L.M. Pinckney        John F. Rafferty    H.M. Walker    M.P. Healy
R.J. Morris        M.V. Haselden        A.J. Riley        W.D. Clarke
J.R. Magrath        B.F. McLeod        Fritz Thee        H.W.H. Buck
The Boulevard Marker seen along Ashley River image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2011
2. The Boulevard Marker seen along Ashley River
Work commenced June 21, 1909.
Work completed June 25, 1911.
J.H. Dingle City Engineer.

 
Erected by City of Charleston.
 
Location. 32° 46.277′ N, 79° 56.405′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Murray Blvd. near Rutledge Blvd, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tabby Seawall Remnants (approx. 0.2 miles away); 17 Limehouse Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Pinckney Shingler House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home of Robert Limehouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Bowles - Legare House (approx. 0.3 miles away); 95 Lenwood Boulevard (approx. 0.3 miles away); Parker Drayton House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harth-Middleton House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
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The Boulevard looking south from Rutledge Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2011
3. The Boulevard looking south from Rutledge Street
The Boulevard Marker, and concrete wall along Murray Blvd image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2011
4. The Boulevard Marker, and concrete wall along Murray Blvd
The Boulevard looking north toward Tradd Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2011
5. The Boulevard looking north toward Tradd Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 312 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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