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

Town Clock / Kaminski Building

 
 
Town Clock Side of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
1. Town Clock Side of Marker
Inscription.
Town Clock
This Greek Revival market and town hall was built in 1842 after a fire destroyed many of the frame buildings on Front Street. An open-air market occupied the first floor and the town hall occupied the second floor; the clock tower and belfry were added in 1845. On February 24, 1865 the town council, meeting here, surrendered Georgetown to officers of the U.S. Navy. The Rice Museum opened in this building during the S.C. Tricentennial in 1970.

Kaminski Building
This store, constructed as as a two–story building for Stephen W. Rouquie in 1842, features a cast–iron facade designed by Daniel Badger. In 1869 Heiman Kaminski, who had rented the building since 1867 to house his hardware store, acquired it. Over the next 30 years H. Kaminski and Co. became one of Georgetown’s most successful businesses; by 1878 a third story and rear addition were added. The building is now part of the Rice Museum.
 
Erected 1997 by Georgetown County Historical Society. (Marker Number 22-47.)
 
Location. 33° 21.924′ N, 79° 16.933′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is at the intersection of Front
Kaminski Building Side of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
2. Kaminski Building Side of Marker
Street and Screven Street on Front Street. Click for map. 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. Sinking Of The USS Harvest Moon (here, next to this marker); Marquis de Lafayette (a few steps from this marker); The Rice Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); South Carolina’s Third Oldest City (within shouting distance of this marker); 718 Front Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 724 Front Street (about 400 feet away); 726 Front Street (about 400 feet away); Screven Cemetery (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Also see . . .  About the Rice Museum ... and the Maritime Museum. “The Maritime Museum Gallery is located next door to the Town Clock in the Kaminski Hardware Building. The Browns Ferry Vessel, built in the early 1700s and sunk approximately 1730, is on permanent display. This is the oldest vessel on exhibit in America, and predates by 50 years all vessels previously found. The vessel is approximately 50' long and was a general purpose freighter used on the rivers and coastal waterways during the 1700s.” (Submitted on May 8, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Town Clock Building image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
3. Town Clock Building
The Kaminski Building image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
4. The Kaminski Building
Marker in front of the Kaminski Building image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
5. Marker in front of the Kaminski Building
The photographer is standing in front of the Clock Tower building next door.
Kaminski Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 11, 2013
6. Kaminski Building and Marker
Town Clock / Kaminski Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, January 4, 2011
7. Town Clock / Kaminski Building Marker
Clock Tower undergoing some renovation in January 2011.
Town Clock seen along Front Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 11, 2013
8. Town Clock seen along Front Street.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,125 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   6. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   7. submitted on , by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.   8. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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