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

Kaminski House Museum

a City's Legacy

 
 
Kaminski House Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 11, 2013
1. Kaminski House Museum Marker
Inscription. Overlooking the Sampit River, the Kaminski House Museum is pre- Revolutionary War and one of over 60 antebellum landmarks in the Georgetown Historic District. The house was built by Paul Trapier, a prominent local merchant, concidered to be one of the wealthiest citizens of the colony. The house is typical of the "single house" construction of the period, and was constructed to catch the breezes off the river. The narrow end of the home faced the street with the entry way located midway down one side of the building.
Over the past 200 years, the house has been home to many interesting occupants, including three of the city's mayors. The house was purchased by Harold and Julia Kaminski in 1931. Mr. Kaminski served as mayor and was instrumental in developing both the Coastal Highway and the Inter-coastal Waterway. The Kaminskis furnished their home with antiques collected by Harold Kaminski's mother, Rose Baum Kaminski.

When Julia Kaminski died in 1972, she bequeathed the grounds, house, and its contents to the city of Georgetown with the hopes of it being established as a historic house museum. The museum is dedicated to the memory of her husband and his mother reflecting a unique insight into the construction and furnishings of a bygone period.
 
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Kaminski House Museum image. Click for full size.
By Kaminski House Museum Marker, circa 1931
2. Kaminski House Museum
Heritage Corridor, National Park Service, Georgetown County South Carolina.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina Heritage Corridor marker series.
 
Location. 33° 22.07′ N, 79° 17.199′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is on King Street near Front Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located near Harborwalk (King Street extended). Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown SC 29440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 24 Pound Naval Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Hayne Rainey Park (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Kaminski House Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Georgetown’s Industrious Past (within shouting distance of this marker); Georgetown Steel Corporation (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Georgetown (within shouting distance of this marker); Landing of Lafayette (within shouting distance of this marker); Kaminski House (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Julia Kaminski, on the front porch in the 1930s image. Click for full size.
By Kaminski House Museum Marker, circa `
3. Julia Kaminski, on the front porch in the 1930s
Harold and Julia Kaminski were the last owners of the house image. Click for full size.
By Kaminski House Museum Marker, `
4. Harold and Julia Kaminski were the last owners of the house
Kaminski House image. Click for full size.
By Museum Marker, `
5. Kaminski House
Kaminski House Museum as seen today.View from the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 11, 2013
6. Kaminski House Museum as seen today.View from the Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 407 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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