Walterboro in Colleton County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 1985 by The Colleton County Historical Society. (Marker Number 15-9.)
Location. 32° 54.221′ N, 80° 40.039′ W. Marker is in Walterboro, South Carolina, in Colleton County. Marker is on North Jeffries Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 239 North Jeffries Boulevard, Walterboro SC 29488, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walterboro (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Monument (about 500 feet away); Colleton County Courthouse (about 600 feet away); Colleton County Veterans War Memorial (about 700 feet away); Walterborough Academy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Walterborough Library Society (approx. half a mile away); Hickory Valley (approx. half a mile away); Bethel Presbyterian Church (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walterboro.
Regarding Walterboro Jail.
1. The Old Colleton County Jail
is a stuccoed brick building built in 1855-56 by J. and B. Lucas of Charleston in the Gothic Revival style. The building is significant architecturally as a fine example of Gothic design in a cultural area where Gothic architecture is a rarity. Its architects, Edward C. Jones and Francis D. Lee, were well known in Charleston and throughout the state. They were in high demand at this time, with designs including courthouses, churches, college buildings, businesses and private residences all over South Carolina. The jail in part resembles a miniature, fortified castle. The front facade has crenellated parapets, turret-like structures at either corner, and a massive central tower above the main entrance. The main entrance is shielded by an extended, enclosed porch with buttresses and a central pointed archway entrance at the front and narrow slit windows on the sides. A large lancet window with hood mold is set in the massive central tower above the main entrance. Hood molds also accent the remaining windows on the front
— Submitted July 12, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Notable Buildings •
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