Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Market Hall erected 1841, now houses the Confererate Museum
Erected 1939 by By the City of Charleston.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Landmarks • Notable Buildings • Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list.
Location. 32° 46.844′ N, 79° 55.887′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Meeting Street near Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 188 Meeting Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Charleston City Market (here, next to this marker); The Site of Carteret Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); The Nicholas Trott House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trott's Cottage (about 600 feet away); Site of the First Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); Riviera Theatre (about 600 feet away); The Old Powder Magazine (about 600 feet away); St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Regarding City Market. This site was designated as a National Historic Landmark:
Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 7, 1973):
Constructed in 1841, this is one of a small number of 19th-century market complexes extant in the United States. An imposing building with Doric columns, front portico, and elaborate ironwork, it resembles a small classical temple.
Also see . . . Market Hall and Sheds. The Market Hall and Sheds, a National Historic Landmark, are the only surviving market buildings in Charleston, and one of a small number of market complexes still extant in the United State. (Submitted on May 23, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,064 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on May 19, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. 2. submitted on August 23, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on May 19, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. 9. submitted on January 2, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.