Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Hampton Park Terrace
Hampton Park Terrace, an early 20th-century planned suburb, was laid out in 1912 along Huger Street between Rutledge and Hagood Aves. Its success coincided with the economic boom that following the opening of the Charleston Navy Yard in 1901. It was also aided by its location immediately south of Hampton Park, a large municipal park built on the site of the 1901-02 Charleston and West-Indian Exposition.
Developers praised “the open fresh beauty of Hampton Park Terrace” and called it “the ideal home overlooking both river and Park.” Most houses dates from 1912 to 1922 and include excellent examples of the American Foursquare, Colonial Revival, Prairie, Craftsman, and Bungalow styles. The Hampton Park Terrace Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.
Erected 2011 by The Hampton Park Terrace Neighborhood Council. (Marker Number 10-71.)
Location. 32° 47.93′ N, 79° 57.084′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Rutledge Avenue near Huger Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29403, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Genevieve Kanapaux McMahon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Burke High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Burke High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Calvary Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Calvary Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); Jonathan Jasper Wright (approx. half a mile away); H.M.S. Seraph (approx. half a mile away); Star of the West (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Regarding Hampton Park Terrace. National Register of Historic Places:
Hampton Park Terrace Historic District (added 1997 - - #97001186)
Roughly bounded by Hagood, and Rutledge Aves., and Moltrie, and Congress Sts. , Charleston
♦ Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architectural Style: Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements
♦ Area of Significance: Community Planning And Development, Architecture
♦ Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924
♦ Owner: State , Local , Private
♦ Historic Function: Domestic, Landscape
♦ Historic Sub-function: Multiple Dwelling, Plaza, Secondary Structure, Single Dwelling
♦ Current Function:
Hampton Park Terrace Historic District is a planned residential subdivision on the northwest side of the peninsular city of Charleston. Hampton Park Terrace was laid out between 1911 and 1913, and by 1922 nearly 200 houses had been built. The cohesive architectural character of the neighborhood toady reflects not only the rapid pace of construction but also the cooperative development of the subdivision by a small group of investors and builders. Primary contributing resources include 218 dwellings and one park; there are also 64 contributing garages. Contributing resources were built between ca. 1910 and ca. 1945, with the great majority having been built between 1914 and 1922. Non-contributing properties were built after ca. 1945, or have lost their integrity of design and material through alterations and additions. Non-contributing resources in the district include 27 dwellings, 59 garages, one store and one church. A wide variety of house styles are located in the neighborhood, with variations on Prairie, Foursquare, Colonial Revival, Craftsman, and Bungalow styles. Listed in the National Register September 26, 1997.
(South Carolina Department of Archives and History)
Also see . . . Hampton Park Terrace, from Wikipedia. The land upon which the neighborhood is built was rural land (Submitted on June 20, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Notable Places •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 396 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 20, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.