Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
St. Peter's Catholic Church
34 Wentworth Street
November 18, 1866 Bishop Patrick N. Lynch purchased a Jewish synagogue at 34 Wentworth Street and its adjacent property to establish a church for African American Catholics and approximately two years later he dedicated St. Peter's Catholic Church. The parish was named after St. Peter the Apostle. Jesuit Father Aloysius Louis was appointed the first pastor. A school was founded in the rectory by Father Folchi, which later moved to a two-story building at 51 Society Street and in 1907 Immaculate Conception was established as St. Peter's mission and Immaculate Conception School on Sheppard Street. Bishop William T. Russell appointed The Holy Ghost Fathers and the Oblate Sisters of Providence to serve the St. Peter's community in 1917. St. Peter's Church was closed in 1968 and the community moved to St. Patrick's Catholic Church at 134 St. Phillip Street.
Erected 2002 by Moja Arts Festival / City of Charleston.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is November 18, 1862.
Location. 32° 47.031′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 34 Wentworth 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. William C. McElheran House (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Joseph Johnson House (within shouting distance of this marker); William Rhett House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Col. William Rhett House (about 300 feet away); A History of Courtenay Square (about 400 feet away); Trinity Methodist Church Original Site / William Hammett (about 400 feet away); St. Stephen's Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away); Jones-Howell House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Also see . . . St Patrick Catholic Church - About Our Parish. Church website entry (Submitted on February 3, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 757 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.