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Tabby Seawall Remnants

18 - 22 Limehouse Street

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, October 2, 2011
1. Tabby Seawall Remnants Marker
Inscription. A network of seawalls constructed of tabby, a locally made mixture of crushed oyster shells, sand and lime based mortar, was constructed in the 18th and 19th century along the Charleston waterfront.
This system of seawalls was constructed to protect residents from flooding which was common prior to the extension of the Battery and Murray Boulevard in the early 20th century. The Murray Boulevard land reclamation effort led to the filling of 47 acres of marshes for the extension of the neighborhoods to the south and west of Limehouse Street.
One remaining seawall, now landbound by several blocks, can be seen at this point on Limehouse Street as it runs east to Greenhill Street. Other seawall fragments remain in the neighborhood, but are not visible from the street.
 
Erected 1996 by The Preservation Society of Charleston.
 
Location. 32° 46.332′ N, 79° 56.215′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Limehouse Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located between Tradd and Gibbes Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18 - 22 Limehouse Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Tabby Seawall Remnants image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 2, 2011
2. Tabby Seawall Remnants
marker. 17 Limehouse Street (within shouting distance of this marker); William Pinckney Shingler House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of Robert Limehouse (about 400 feet away); Parker Drayton House (about 600 feet away); 95 Lenwood Boulevard (about 600 feet away); The Bowles - Legare House (about 700 feet away); Harth-Middleton House (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Gibbes House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Categories. Man-Made Features
 
Tabby Seawall Remnants and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 2, 2011
3. Tabby Seawall Remnants and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 23, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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