Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church
Of Historic Places
By the United States
Department of the Interior
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
Location. 32° 46.917′ N, 79° 55.969′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Hasell Street, on the left when traveling west. Located between Meeting and King Streets. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 93 Hasell 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. A different marker also named St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church (here, next to this marker); Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (a few steps from this marker); Riviera Theatre (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); City Market (about 600 feet away); Charleston City Market (about 600 feet away); A History of Courtenay SquareTrinity Methodist Church Original Site / William Hammett (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Regarding St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church. St. Mary’s Church is considered the first established Roman Catholic Church in the Carolinas and Georgia.In 1789 trustees for the church purchased the property which it still occupies. In 1791 it was incorporated by the General Assembly of South Carolina as the Roman Catholic Church of Charleston. According to church records, the structure being used for services was soon replaced by a brick structure. This building was destroyed in 1838 in the Charleston fire of that year. Construction of the third and present structure began almost immediately, and the church was opened for worship June 9, 1839. The rectangular structure features four Doric columns that support a massive entablature which is capped with a stepped parapet. The parapet wall was probably added during the renovation program of 1895. A large central portal is flanked by a smaller door on each side. A semicircular arched window is located directly above the central door, with smaller circular windows above the side doors. Both circular and semicircular windows are embellished
Also see . . . St. Mary of the Annunciation Roman Catholic Church, Wikipedia entry. is the first Roman Catholic parish in the Carolinas and Georgia. The current building at 93 Hasell St. in Charleston, South Carolina, is the third structure to house the congregation on this site. (Submitted on February 22, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
1. National Register of Historic Places:
St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church ** (added 1976 - - #76001697)
♦ Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
♦ Architectural Style: Early Republic, Other
♦ Area of Significance: Architecture, Religion
♦ Period of Significance: 1825-1849
♦ Historic Function: Funerary, Religion
♦ Current Function: Funerary, Religion
— Submitted February 22, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 493 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on February 22, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.