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College of Charleston

 
 
College of Charleston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 6, 2012
1. College of Charleston Marker
Inscription.
College of Charleston

Has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark


Under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
This site possesses exceptional value
in Commemorating or Illustrating
the History of the United States

U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
1972

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 32° 47.033′ N, 79° 56.24′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on George Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located between St. Phillip Street and Glebe Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 66 George Street Charleston, Charleston SC 29424, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nine College Way (within shouting distance of this marker); Elizabeth Jackson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kornahrens-Guenveur House (about 500 feet away); Cameron House (about 600 feet away); William Blacklock House
College of Charleston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 6, 2012
2. College of Charleston Marker
(about 700 feet away); President's House (about 700 feet away); Benjamin Lucas House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Affra Harleston Coming (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Regarding College of Charleston. National Register of Historic Places:
College of Charleston *** (added 1971 - - #71000748)
♦ Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Et al., White,Edward B.
♦ Architectural Style: Early Republic, Other
♦ Area of Significance: Architecture
♦ Period of Significance: 1850-1874, 1825-1849
♦ Owner: Private
♦ Historic Function: Education
♦ Current Function: Education


The historic campus of the College of Charleston contains three structures, the Main Building, the Library, and Gate Lodge, situated in an attractive setting of evergreen oaks, that achieve a certain degree of unity by means of the prevailing Pompeian red coloring of their stuccoed walls. The Main Building, designed by William Strickland and built in 1828-29, was a simple, rectangular two-story over elevated basement brick
College of Charleston Main Building with Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 6, 2012
3. College of Charleston Main Building with Marker
structure with a pedimented three bay wide projecting pavilion on the south (main) fašade and gable ends on the east and west sides. In 1850 Edward B. White added large two-story brick and stucco wings to the east and west sides and the present grandiose colossal portico, with six giant Roman Ionic pillars and arcaded basement, to the center of the main fašade. In 1930 the west wing was extended to reach College Street. The Gate Lodge, also designed by White and built in 1852, is a rectangular two-story brick and stucco structure in the Roman Revival style. Four giant pillars of the Tuscan order rise to support the pediment that extends across the entire street fašade of the structure. The Library, constructed in 1854-56 and designed by George Edward Walker, is a two-story brick structure in the mid-nineteenth century Classical Revival style with Italianate details, quoins, and round-headed windows. Inside, a central reading room rises two stories and is surrounded by a gallery. Listed in the National Register November 11, 1971; Designated a National Historic Landmark November 11, 1971.(South Carolina Department of Archives and History)
 
Also see . . .
1. College of Charleston. The College of Charleston is a nationally recognized, public liberal arts and sciences university located in the heart of historic Charleston,
College of Charleston Main Building image. Click for full size.
South Carolina Department of Archives and History, January 8, 2006
4. College of Charleston Main Building
South Carolina. (Submitted on April 24, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. A Brief History of the College. On January 30, 1770, Lieutenant Governor William Bull recommended to the colony's general assembly the establishment of a provincial college ... (Submitted on April 24, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
College of Charleston image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 6, 2012
5. College of Charleston
ASLA Centennial Medallion
American Society of
Landscape Architects
1899-1999
This site is recognized as
a National Landmark for Outstanding
Landscape Architecture
College of Charleston The Gate Lodge, designed by Edward B. White and built in 1852 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 6, 2012
6. College of Charleston The Gate Lodge, designed by Edward B. White and built in 1852
College of Charleston The Gate Lodge image. Click for full size.
South Carolina Department of Archives and History, January 8, 2006
7. College of Charleston The Gate Lodge
College of Charleston The Library, constructed in 1854-56 and designed by George Edward Walker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 6, 2012
8. College of Charleston The Library, constructed in 1854-56 and designed by George Edward Walker
College of Charleston The Library image. Click for full size.
South Carolina Department of Archives and History, January 8, 2006
9. College of Charleston The Library
College of Charleston Calhoun Annex, Media Network image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 6, 2012
10. College of Charleston Calhoun Annex, Media Network
College of Charleston image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 6, 2012
11. College of Charleston
College of
Charleston
The oldest
Municipal College
in America
founded 1770
Chartered 1785
Reorganized
as a
City College
in 1837
***
This tablet was presented in 1940 by
M.Rutledge Rivers
President of the Board of Trustees
Memberof the Class of 1890
College of Charleston Campus Clock, Class of 1998 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 6, 2012
12. College of Charleston Campus Clock, Class of 1998
College of Charleston Cougars, Gift of the Class of 1996 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 6, 2012
13. College of Charleston Cougars, Gift of the Class of 1996
 
 
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