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

Kaminski House Museum

 
 
Kaminski House Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
1. Kaminski House Museum Marker
Inscription.  Dating back to the 1700s, the Kaminski House contains one of the finest collections in English and American antiques and furnishings in South Carolina. The original structure with beaded clapboard siding was built around 1769 by Paul Trapier, a prosperous merchant and trader who earned the reputation as the “King of Georgetown.” Through marriage, it passed to John Keith, the first major of Georgetown, and it remained in the Keith family until the late 1800s. Over the years, the house has undergone various additions and extensions. However, the stairway, newel and balusters, as well as the dado in the central hall, appear to be original to the house. The property was purchased in 1931 by Harold and Julia Pyatt Kaminski, who made extensive renovations, including the exterior brick veneer on the northern and southern ends of the home. The Kaminskis embellished the interior with a notable collection of exceptional antiques from the 18th and 19th centuries, many of them amassed by Mr. Kaminski’s mother, Rose Kaminski. Upon her death in 1972, Mrs. Kaminski bequeathed the house and its furnishings to the City of Georgetown in honor of
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her husband and mother.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1769.
 
Location. 33° 22.067′ N, 79° 17.226′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker can be reached from Front Street near King Street. Marker is on the wooden riverside terrace beyond the Kaminski House. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown SC 29440, 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 Kaminski House Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Hayne Rainey Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Georgetown’s Industrious Past (within shouting distance of this marker); Georgetown Steel Corporation (within shouting distance of this marker); 24 Pound Naval Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Georgetown (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Landing of Lafayette (about 300 feet away); Robert Stewart House (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Kaminski House Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
2. Kaminski House Museum Marker
Kaminski House, View from the Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
3. Kaminski House, View from the Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,158 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 2, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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