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Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

United States Marine Hospital

 
 
United States Marine Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 6, 2011
1. United States Marine Hospital Marker
Inscription. This building, designed by Robert Mills, widely known architect was erected 1833 for the care of sick and disabled merchant seamen. It served also as a teaching clinic for the Medical College of South Carolina, and after 1860 as a military hospital for the Confederacy. Following the war a free school for Negro children, staffed by white southern women, was conducted here. From 1895 to 1939 it was occupied by the Jenkins Orphanage for Negroes. In 1939 the building was remodeled for the administrative offices of the Housing Authority of the City of Charleston, S.C.
1954

Placed by the Historical Commission of Charleston, S.C.
 
Location. 32° 46.668′ N, 79° 56.247′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on 20 Franklin Street near Poulnot Lane, on the left 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. Jenkins Orphanage (a few steps from this marker); Old Marine Hospital (a few steps from this marker); First Medical College of South Carolina Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Fielding Home for Funerals
United States Marine Hospital and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 6, 2011
2. United States Marine Hospital and Marker
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Moore-Trapman-Wragg House (about 700 feet away); Pollitzer House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cooper - O'Conner House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Philip Porcher House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .  Old Marine Hospital, From Wikipedia. The City of Charleston undertook its operation in 1834. During the Civil War, it was used for Confederate forces as well as seamen. It was badly damaged by Union bombardment. (Submitted on October 24, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
United States Marine Hospital image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey HABS SC,10-CHAR,66-1, circa April 1934
3. United States Marine Hospital
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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