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55 Ashley AvenueThe Baker House

 
 
55 Ashley Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 18, 2011
1. 55 Ashley Avenue Marker
Inscription. The Baker House was constructed in 1912 as the Baker-Craig Sanitarium. This sixty-bed hospital and nursing school was founded by Dr. Archibald E. Baker Sr. and Dr. Lawrence Craig. The Baker House was designed by John D. Newcomer and Ernest V. Richards, prominent architects of the period. The building is a rare example of early 20th-century Eclectic architecture in Charleston, with Mission Revival and Craftsman design features.

The Baker Hospital relocated in 1981, and in 1983 the building was rehabilitated for residential use. The building is protected under a conservation easement by the Preservation Society.
 
Erected 1995 by The Preservation Society of Charleston.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Preservation Society of Charleston marker series.
 
Location. 32° 46.661′ N, 79° 56.551′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Ashley Avenue near Beaufain Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 55 Ashley Avenue, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 69 Ashley Avenue Eli Gedding House (within shouting distance of this marker);
55 Ashley Avenue Marker, lower center image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 18, 2011
2. 55 Ashley Avenue Marker, lower center
Glover - Sottile House (approx. 0.2 miles away); 95 Ashley Avenue (approx. 0.2 miles away); I. Jenkins Mikell House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cooper - O'Conner House (approx. mile away); 113 Ashley Avenue (approx. mile away); Pollitzer House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jenkins Orphanage (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
55 Ashley Avenue as seen looking north along Ashley Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 18, 2011
3. 55 Ashley Avenue as seen looking north along Ashley Avenue
55 Ashley Avenue at Beaufain Street intersection image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 18, 2011
4. 55 Ashley Avenue at Beaufain Street intersection
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 362 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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