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

Kaminski House

 
 
Kaminski House Marker, Side One image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
1. Kaminski House Marker, Side One
Inscription. This house, probably built between 1750 an 1800, was for many years the home of Harold Kaminski (1886–1951), Georgetown County commissioner, mayor 1930–35, and U.S. Navy officer, and his wife Julia Bossard Pyatt (d. 1972). The house was originally owned by members of the Trapier and Keith families, including John Keith (d. circa 1823), first intendant, or mayor, of Georgetown in 1806. It then passed through a succession of owners from 1853 to 1931.

The Kaminski House, originally a single house with a central stairhall between two rooms, was significantly enlarged in the 1890s by George R. Congdon (1834–1909), also mayor in 1862, and in the 1930s and 1940s by Harold and Julia Kaminski. The house and its furnishings, including antiques from the 18th to the 20th centuries, was bequeathed to the City of Georgetown by Julia Pyatt Kaminski and has been open to the public as a house museum since 1973.
 
Erected 1995 by the Georgetown County Historical Society. (Marker Number 22-49.)
 
Location. 33° 22.11′ N, 79° 17.19′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is on Front Street near King Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown SC 29440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Kaminski House Marker, Side Two image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
2. Kaminski House Marker, Side Two
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Landing of Lafayette (a few steps from this marker); Robert Stewart House (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Georgetown (within shouting distance of this marker); 24 Pound Naval Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Kaminski House Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Kaminski House Museum (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph Hayne Rainey Park (about 300 feet away); Georgetown’s Industrious Past (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Also see . . .  Kaminski House Museum. “Located in the heart of Georgetown’s Historic district, the Kaminski House was built about 1769 and contains an outstanding collection of American and English antiques from the 18th and 19th centuries.” (Submitted on March 30, 2008.) 
 
Categories. ArchitectureColonial EraNotable Buildings
 
Kaminski House image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
3. Kaminski House
Kaminski House Sign and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 6, 2010
4. Kaminski House Sign and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,257 times since then and 58 times this year. Last updated on September 30, 2016, by Sharon F. Corey of Pawleys Island, South Carolina. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 30, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   4. submitted on June 7, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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