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8 Legare Street

Charleston Historic District

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, September 29, 2011
1. 8 Legare Street Marker
Inscription.
The National Register
of Historic Places
South Carolina
Department of Archives
And History
8 Legare Street
Charleston Historic District

 
Location. 32° 46.332′ N, 79° 56.026′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Legare Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located between Tradd Street and Gibbes Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8 Legare Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Fullerton House (within shouting distance of this marker); Simmons-Edwards House (within shouting distance of this marker); Toomer- Purse House (within shouting distance of this marker); Parker Drayton House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Reverend Paul Trapier Gervais House (about 400 feet away); Miles Brewton House (about 400 feet away); Thomas Lamboll House 19 King Street (about 500 feet away); The John Blake House (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Regarding 8 Legare Street. The Charleston Historic District, also known as Charleston Old and Historic District, is a historic district in Charleston,
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By Mike Stroud, September 29, 2011
2. 8 Legare Street Marker
South Carolina. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960.

When initially listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1966, the district was defined as "An area roughly bounded by Broad, Bay, S. Battery and Ashley and an area along Church bounded by Cumberland and Chalmers". The district area has subsequently been increased five times, in 1970, 1978, 1984, 1985, and 1986. It includes 81 contributing properties and 700 or more other properties.
 
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By Mike Stroud, September 29, 2011
3. 8 Legare Street Marker
8 Legare Street This large ltalianate house was built c. 1857. lt was the home of the late Burnet Rhett Maybank, mayor, Governor and U.S. Senator. According to architectural historian Samuel Gaillard Stoney, the contractor for the house was Patrick O'Donnell. (Stoney, News & Courier, April 15, 1964)
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By Nat. Park Service
4. 8 Legare Street found in Charleston's Historic District
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 399 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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