Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
1912-2009 Master Blacksmith
A beloved legend in his own time, Mr. Simmons is a member of the South Carolina Hall of Fame and was awarded the National Heritage Fellowship, the highest honor that the United States can bestow on a traditional artist. The Smithsonian Museum acquired his work in 1982. The gate at Liberty Square was designed by Mr. Simmons at his East Side workshop. The Philip Simmons Foundation preserves his inspiring legacy and craft.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Arts, Letters, MusicIndustry & Commerce • Man-Made Features.
Location. 32° 47.405′ N, 79° 55.597′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker can be reached from Calhoun Street east of Concord Street when traveling east. Marker is located within Liberty Square, just inside the gate, near Fort Sumter National Monument, along "Freedom Lane" (an extension of Calhoun Street to the east of Concord Street). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 340 Concord Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gadsden's Wharf (within shouting distance of this marker); Septima Poinsette Clark (within shouting distance of this marker); Septima Poinsette Clark 1898-1987 (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Sumter Bricks (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Sumter Today (about 500 feet away); Port of Charleston (about 500 feet away); The Borough Houses (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Borough Houses (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
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