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

54 Queen Street

The Workshop of Thomas Elfe

 
 
54 Queen Street Markers, includes the The Carolopolis Award and Historic American Buildings Survey image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2011
1. 54 Queen Street Markers, includes the The Carolopolis Award and Historic American Buildings Survey
Inscription.
Erected circa 1760 in the
old section of the city.
A rare surviving example
of its kind containing
4 finely paneled rooms
and other trim which
makes it exceptional
for a house of
its modest size.

Medallion:
Award 1967
Carolopolis
Condita A.D.
1670
Preservation Society of Charleston

(Lower plaque)

This structure has been
recorded by the
Historic American
Buildings Survey

of the United States Department
of the Interior for its archives
at the Library of Congress

 
Location. 32° 46.698′ N, 79° 55.812′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Queen Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located between Church Street and Meeting Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 54 Queen Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Burger's Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); John Caldwell Calhoun (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Josiah Flagg (about 300 feet away); Huguenot Church
54 Queen Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2011
2. 54 Queen Street Marker
(about 300 feet away); Richard Hutson (about 300 feet away); St. Philip's Church (about 300 feet away); The Independent or Congregational Church of Charlestown (about 300 feet away); Ordinance of Secession (about 300 feet away); Institute Hall / "The Union Is Dissolved!" (about 300 feet away); Colonel William Rhett (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Regarding 54 Queen Street. Thomas Elfe - one of Charleston's most prolific and acclaimed cabinet makers.
 
Additional comments.
1. The Carolopolis Award
is a plaque placed on buildings that have been preserved, restored, rehabilitated or are outstanding examples of new construction. The award is presented to those individuals, businesses or
organizations that currently own the property. The Carolopolis Award is a slightly modified reproduction of the seal of the City of Charleston. The word Carolopolis comes from the original name of the city.
 
54 Queen Street Markers image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2011
3. 54 Queen Street Markers
  — Submitted January 14, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
54 Queen Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2011
4. 54 Queen Street Marker
/Historic American Engineering Record image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, Louis I. Schwartz, circa August 1963
5. /Historic American Engineering Record
Habs SC,10-CHAR,180--1 East and South side
Historic American Engineering Record image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, Louis I. Schwartz, circa August 1963
6. Historic American Engineering Record
Habs SC,10-CHAR,180--2 West and South Side
Historic American Engineering Record image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey
7. Historic American Engineering Record
Habs SC,10-CHAR,180--5 Southeast corner. The house was moved back from original site at north side of the sidewalk.The chimneys also removed here
Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey
8. Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey
Habs SC,10-CHAR,180-sheet 4/4 West and South Elevation
Historic American Engineering Record image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey
9. Historic American Engineering Record
Habs SC,10-CHAR,180--6 First floor, South room, East wall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 432 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on January 14, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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