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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Charleston, South Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Berkeley County, South Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Berkeley County, SC (96) Charleston County, SC (665) Clarendon County, SC (66) Dorchester County, SC (47) Georgetown County, SC (111) Orangeburg County, SC (69) Williamsburg County, SC (33)  BerkeleyCounty(96) Berkeley County (96)  CharlestonCounty(665) Charleston County (665)  ClarendonCounty(66) Clarendon County (66)  DorchesterCounty(47) Dorchester County (47)  GeorgetownCounty(111) Georgetown County (111)  OrangeburgCounty(69) Orangeburg County (69)  WilliamsburgCounty(33) Williamsburg County (33)
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1 South Carolina, Berkeley County, Charleston — Star of the West
In the early dawn of January 9, 1861, the first shot of the War Between the States was fired from Morris Island by Citadel cadets under the command of Major Peter Fayssoux Stevens. The cadets opened fire with 24 pound siege guns on a Federal ship, . . . Map (db m67853) HM
2 South Carolina, Berkeley County, Charleston — The Citadel Bulldog
In memory of Major Sam M. Savas, Jr., CE, USA Citadel 1951 Died in Vietnam, 1965 In memory of Lt. Sam M. Savas, III, USN Naval Aviator Citadel 1979 Died in the service of his country October, 1985Map (db m67855) HM
3 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — 10-Inch Mortar, Model 1819
This 10-inch mortar, unearthed during the excavations in 1959, is similar to the one which fired the signal shot from Fort Johnson on April 12, 1861. Later in the war, the Confederate defenders of Fort Sumter mounted several of these weapons near . . . Map (db m30647) HM
4 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — 15-Inch Rodman
Designed by Thomas J. Rodman, U.S. Army Ordnance Officer, this type of cannon was the largest gun used in combat during the Civil War. These two Rodmans were brought to Fort Sumter as part of the 1870's modernization program. Tube Weight: 50,000 . . . Map (db m30641) HM
5 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — 42-Pounder, Banded and Rifled
Confederates rifled this cast iron cannon to improve its accuracy and effective range. Maximum Range: 3803 yards (3477 M)Map (db m30934) HM
6 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — 6.4-Inch (100-Pounder) Parrott
Discovered during the excavations of Fort Sumter, these rifled guns were installed by Federal troops during the 1870's modernization program. Maximum Range: 6800 yards (6218 M)Map (db m30679) HM
7 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — 8-inch (200 Pounder) Parrott
Robert Parker Parrott designed the 6.4-inch, 8-inch and 10-inch Parrotts to serve on land or sea. These versatile rifled cannon were simple and inexpensive to construct. This gun, like many of the other weapons in Fort Sumter, was brought to the . . . Map (db m30764) HM
8 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — 8-Inch Columbiad
When the Confederates opened fire in April 1861, several 8-inch Columbiads were mounted in Fort Sumter. This weapon probably has remained here since then, weathering the Union bombardment of 1863 and the clean up of the 1870's. Archeological . . . Map (db m30646) HM
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9 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — Arming the Fort
The row of cannon in front of you dates from the Civil War, when radical advances in technology increased power, range, and accuracy. Some large, old smoothbore cannon were "rifled and banded" to enhance firepower. Banding (heating and tightening . . . Map (db m30639) HM
10 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — Battery Huger
Battery Huger (ũ-jẽ) looms before you. Battery Huger, the black, concrete structure filling the center of Fort Sumter, was built in 1899 in response to the Spanish-American War. Named for Revolutionary War hero Isaac Huger, the battery . . . Map (db m30552) HM
11 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — Blockade Runners
The Union Navy blockaded Charleston Harbor from 1861-65, but blockade runners continued to slip in and out, carrying cargo crucial to the economic and military survival of the South. Using neutral ports like Bermuda and Nassau, blockade runners . . . Map (db m30691) HM
12 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — Casemates and Cannon
Load ... Ready ... Fire! A disciplined crew of five men could fire an accurate shot in less than one minute. Teamwork and timing during battle were essential to the crew of this 42-pounder smoothbore cannon, one of 27 guns that occupied these . . . Map (db m30922) HM
13 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — Charleston Besieged
In 1861 the port of Charleston prospered. Keeping the city open to trade was crucial for Confederate survival. Confederate forts in Charleston Harbor - including Fort Sumter - protected Charleston throughout the war despite Union blockade, warship . . . Map (db m30769) HM
14 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — 10 77 — Cigar Factory / “We Shall Overcome”
Cigar Factory This five-story commercial building, built in 1882 as a textile mill, was known as the Charleston Manufacturing Company, then Charleston Cotton Mills, in its early years. Leased to the American Tobacco Company in 1903, the plant . . . Map (db m67363) HM
15 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — Controlling the Harbor
Confederate control of Fort Sumter, Fort Moultrie, and supporting fortifications kept Charleston Harbor open despite the blockade by Union ships. The main ship channel passed directly in front of you, between Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie, within . . . Map (db m30702) HM
16 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — David Ramsay Housec. 1740
Notable for its fine Georgian paneling, this was home and office to Dr. David Ramsay, the distinguished patriot, Revolutionary Historian and physician. Dr. Ramsay introduced the Small Pox vaccine to Charleston and helped found the . . . Map (db m27447) HM
17 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — 10-14 — Drayton Hall / Drayton Family
Drayton Hall Seat of the Drayton family for seven generations, this land was acquired in 1738 by John Drayton (c. 1759~1779) as the center of his extensive indigo and rice planting ventures. One of the finest examples of Georgian . . . Map (db m13859) HM
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18 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works Project SC 1233 FCollege of Charleston Gymnasium
The trustees of the College of Charleston laid the foundations of this building on the 21st day of December 1938 Erected by the City of Charleston with the aid of the income from the College Endowment it is dedicated to the physical well-being of . . . Map (db m135493) HM
19 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — Flags of the Fort
The flags flying from the five shorter flagpoles that surround the American flag represent the flags flown over Fort Sumter during the Civil War. (Top Left): The First official flag of the Confederacy, known as the "Stars and Bars," or . . . Map (db m30817) HM
20 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — Fort Johnson
The First Shot Across the harbor directly in front of you lies Fort Johnson. From Fort Johnson came the shot that began the Civil War. If a Union soldier at Fort Sumter looked toward Fort Johnson at 4:30 a.m., April 12, 1861, he would have seen . . . Map (db m30785) HM
21 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — Fort Moultrie
Fort Moultrie and Fort Sumter controlled Charleston Harbor. Fort Moultrie, on Sullivan's Island directly in front of you, had been an early harbor defense and was the site of Charleston's famous Revolutionary War palmetto-log fort. Fort Sumter was . . . Map (db m30856) HM
22 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — Fort Sumter 1861-65
On April 12, 1861, Confederate forces bombarded Fort Sumter and the Civil War began. The Federal garrison surrendered the next day and evacuated on the 14th, leaving the fort in Confederate hands. Throughout the Civil War Fort Sumter was the center . . . Map (db m30573) HM
23 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — Fort Sumter Bombarded
The lighthouse in the distance marks the southern tip of Morris Island. In July,1863, Union troops landed there and advanced two-thirds of the way up the island to a Confederate stronghold known as Battery Wagner. Unable to capture the battery by . . . Map (db m30376) HM
24 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — Fort Sumter Today
The Fort Sumter that you see today bears little resemblance to the imposing, three tiered brick fort of 1861. The fort's present appearance is the result of more than 100 years of change. Bombardment, reconstruction, and renovation have reshaped the . . . Map (db m30624) HM
25 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — Gedney Main Howe, Jr1914 - 1981
(Front) The man we honor and here remembered served his country in the time of war, his state in time of peace. In his beloved Charleston, he was the preeminent Trial Lawyer of the 20th Century, yet his reach was broader . . . Map (db m49760) HM
26 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — Gorge Wall
Fort Sumter was designed with its strength toward the sea. The gorge, the lightly-armed rear wall facing inland, was vulnerable to attack from Morris Island. Early shelling left the gorge wall in ruins. Continued bombardment reduced the gorge to . . . Map (db m30919) HM
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27 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — H.L. Hunley
On the night of February 17, 1864, the H.L. Hunley set out from Sullivan's Island, directly in front of you, with a torpedo attached to a seventeen-foot spar on her bow. Her target was the U.S.S. Housatonic, anchored four miles . . . Map (db m30699) HM
28 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — 10-70 — Hampstead Cemetery
(Front) A cemetery established here in 1841, also known as “God’s Acre” and later “the German Cemetery,” was maintained by St. Matthews Evangelical Lutheran Church until about 1860. That church, founded in 1840 by the . . . Map (db m44096) HM
29 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — Holding the Fort
Imagine being here in 1863, surrounded by Fort Sumter's ruins, when this shell (photo below) explodes on the parade ground. Throughout the Civil War the fort was the center of the bitter conflict to control Charleston Harbor. For nearly two years . . . Map (db m30627) HM
30 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — 10-80 — Hospital Strike of 1969
Civil rights marches on Ashley Ave. and elsewhere occurred during strikes at two hospitals from March 20 to July 18, 1969. Workers, mostly black women, cited unequal treatment and pay when they organized and walked out of the Medical College . . . Map (db m182111) HM
31 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — Ironclads Attack
On April 7, 1863, the Union Navy sent its new force of ironclad warships - eight monitors and the frigate New Ironsides - to attack Fort Sumter. The ironclads attacked from the water directly in front of you. As the Union fleet approached, . . . Map (db m30708) HM
32 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — John P. Grace Tower
The John P. Grace Memorial Bridge Named to Commemorate The former Mayor of Charleston And President of the Cooper River Bridge CO. The Grace Bridge (Modeled Here) Spanned Charleston from 1929 to 2005. Built by the Cooper River Bridge . . . Map (db m19216) HM
33 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim( Holy Congregation House of God )
Founded 1750 The Cradle of Reformed Judaism In The United States, 1824 Jews who settled in Charleston as early as 1695 worshipped informally until the founding of this congregation in 1750. First synagogue on this site, 1780-1792, was a . . . Map (db m52396) HM
34 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — #78002499 — Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim
Has Been Designated A National Historic Landmark This Site Possesses National Significance in Commemorating the History of the United States of America 1980 Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service . . . Map (db m52964) HM
35 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — Magnolia Plantation — 1676 —
Fountainhead of the Drayton family, which played so important a part in America's Colonial, Revolutionary, and Independence history. Its original plantation house, credited by contemporary historians as having been the earliest in the Carolina . . . Map (db m14853) HM
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36 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — Major Robert Anderson
In honor of Major Robert Anderson and the one hundred, twenty-eight men of his command who for thirty-four hours: April Twelve-Thirteen, Eighteen hundred and Sixty-one withstood the destructive bombardment of Fort Sumter and withdrew with the . . . Map (db m87251) HM WM
37 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — Mining Casemate
This concrete casemate was added to the fort in 1891. It was was the control room for an electrically operated minefield, which was placed in the main shipping channel to prevent the entrance of enemy vessels into the harbor. Long cables connected . . . Map (db m30935) HM
38 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — Morris Island — 3/4 Mile South —
Site of three Confederate batteries in the initial attack, 1861. Confederate forces evacuated the island September 7, 1863, after a 58-day siege. Federal batteries on Morris Island bombarded Fort Sumter from 1863 to 1865.Map (db m19498) HM
39 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — Morris Island
Confederate batteries hidden in the dunes of Morris Island, directly in front of you, commanded the approach to Charleston Harbor. Union forces needed Morris Island, a key location from which to attack Fort Sumter, less than one mile away. On July . . . Map (db m84003) HM
40 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — Mountain Howitzer
Confederates used several field pieces like this 12-pounder mountain howitzer to defend against a surprise landing by Union forces.Map (db m30739) HM
41 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — Night Attack
This corner of the fort was the site of the only attempt by Union forces to storm Fort Sumter during the Civil War. On the night of September 8, 1863, a Union tugboat towed 500 sailors and marines in small boats to within 400 yards of Fort Sumter, . . . Map (db m30725) HM
42 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — Powder Magazine
Fort Sumter's powder was stored in these specially constructed rooms in the corner (angle) of the gorge wall. Protecting gunpowder was critical; the gorge, at the rear of the fort, was considered a safe location. But Fort Sumter was designed to face . . . Map (db m30920) HM
43 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — Rearming the Fort
The fort wall before you, called the right face, sustained the least damage of any of Fort Sumter's walls (scarps) during the Union bombardment of 1863-65. After the Civil War, the fort's first-tier casemates including those before you, were . . . Map (db m30673) HM
44 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — Royal Judge John Drayton
Born at Magnolia Plantation in 1713, but failing to inherit Magnolia, he purchased an adjoining tract and built Drayton Hall in 1740, but later acquiring Magnolia from his nephew. In a will hastily drawn the night he died while fleeing the . . . Map (db m14515) HM
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45 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — Sally Port
Fort Sumter's original sally port (entrance) was located in front of you, in the center of the three-tiered gorge (rear) wall. The lightly armed gorge wall was vulnerable to attack by batteries on Morris Island, and as the war progressed Union . . . Map (db m30936) HM
46 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — Siege of Fort Sumter
A close look at the wall in front of you reveals Union artillery shells embedded in the brick. They were found during one of the longest sieges in U.S. military history. Batteries on Morris Island, about one mile behind you, and guns on Union . . . Map (db m30653) HM
47 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church
The Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary's Charleston Established 1789 Incorporated February 19, 1791 The first Roman Catholic Church in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. This is the third structure on this site. The . . . Map (db m53004) HM
48 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — #76001697 — St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church
Has been placed on the National Register Of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m52876) HM
49 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — Star of the West
Morris Island, across the water directly in front of you, was the scene of the Civil War's first hostile cannon fire, preceding even the bombardment of Fort Sumter. By January 1861, Union troops occupying For Sumter were surrounded by Southern . . . Map (db m30724) HM
50 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — Swamp Angel
In 1863 Union forces built a battery about two miles away in the marsh on lower Morris Island (in front of you). They mounted an eight-inch Parrott rifle called the Swamp Angel. This huge gun fired 150-pound shells and was aimed at the city of . . . Map (db m30367) HM
51 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — The Columbiad
In front of you stands a rifled and banded columbiad cannon mounted as a mortar (aimed upward). It is mounted like the gun being inspected by a South Carolina delegation after the evacuation of Fort Sumter by Union troops in April 1861. The . . . Map (db m30675) HM
52 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — The Garrison Defending Fort SumterDuring the Bombardment — April 12-14, 1861 —
Erected by the United States 1932 In memory of the Garrison Defending Fort Sumter during the bombardment April 12-14, 1861 Major Robert Anderson First U.S. Artillery commandingCorps of Engineers Captain John G. Foster 1st Lieut. George . . . Map (db m30916) HM
53 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — The Rev. John G. Drayton
Rector of nearby St. Andrews Episcopal Church, and owner of Magnolia Plantation before,during, and after the Civil War, he redesigned the plantation's famous garden, from its original French style of Louis XIV to its present style of English . . . Map (db m4977) HM
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54 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — Washington Light Infantry1807
1812-WAR of 1812-1814 between the United States and Great Britain. This Company was mustered into active service. 1836-SEMINOLE WAR-The Washington Light Infantry was sent to St. Augustine for the protection of women and children. . . . Map (db m152765) HM
55 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Ansonborough — 14 George StreetMiddleton-Pinckney House — circa 1796 —
This three-story, masonry residence set on a raised basement was begun circa 1796 by Mrs. Frances Motte Middleton, daughter of Jacob and Rebecca Motte. The house was completed by Mrs. Middleton and her second husband and former brother-in-law, . . . Map (db m51273) HM
56 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Ansonborough — A History of Courtenay Square
Firefighting in Charleston Fires, earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, and epidemics… although Charleston has faced many kinds of disasters over its long history, fire has had the greatest impact on the city. In 1698 a great fire swept . . . Map (db m135500) HM
57 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Ansonborough — 10-89 — Blake-Grimké House
(side 1) This Charleston double house was built before 1789 by William Blake, a planter and descendant of former Proprietary Governor Joseph Blake. By 1803 Mary Smith Grimké, descendant of Landgrave Thomas Smith, and Judge John F. Grimké, a . . . Map (db m133687) HM
58 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Ansonborough — Col. William Rhett House54 Hasell Street — circa 1712-1720 —
This residence was constructed by Col. William Rhett (1666-1722), a prominent Charleston merchant and colonial militia leader. In 1706 he led a small fleet of local ships that repulsed a combined French and Spanish invasion of the city. Rhett is . . . Map (db m31849) HM
59 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Ansonborough — Dr. Joseph Johnson House  56 Society Street — circa 1840 —
This substantial three-story Greek Revival Period Charleston single house is constructed of stucco-covered brick and features a two-tiered piazza with Tuscan columns and turned balusters, piazza screen and entrance door complete with pilasters, . . . Map (db m51485) HM
60 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Ansonborough — Emanuel A.M.E. Church
Founded 1818 by the Reverend Morris Brown Closed by State Law 1834. Reopened By The Reverend R.H. Cain 1865 Present Edifice Built By The Reverend L.R. Nichols 1891 Redecoration By The Reverend F.R. Veal 1949 The Right Reverend F.M. Reid, . . . Map (db m219129) HM
61 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Ansonborough — Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church
Bicentennal Historical Marker Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church Charleston, South Carolina Commemorating the unique ministry of South Carolina born bishops, elected in the first century of the Connection- . . . Map (db m52010) HM
62 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Ansonborough — Emanuel AME Church110 Calhoun Street Constructed 1891
The oldest African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) church in the south, Emanuel A.M.E. Church was organized as Hampstead Free African church in 1818 by Rev. Morris Brown. After seceding from the Methodist Church, Charlestonians organized three . . . Map (db m51900) HM
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63 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Ansonborough — Fort Sumter Bricks
Salvaged from the waters of the tidal zone around Fort Sumter, these bricks were placed in this wall 140 years after the beginning of the Civil War.Map (db m67310) HM
64 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Ansonborough — Fort Sumter Today
Fort Sumter, visible in the far distance of Charleston Harbor, looks very different today. Built after the War of 1812, its tow two tiers are gone, destroyed during the Civil War. The fort's center is now dominated by Battery Huger, a huge, black, . . . Map (db m47521) HM
65 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Ansonborough — Gadsden's WharfLiberty Square
The land now known as Liberty Square was once a place of arrival for survivors of the largest forced migration in world history. Gadsden's Wharf was the primary wharf for slave ships arriving in Charleston for 25 years, up until the banning of slave . . . Map (db m134227) HM
66 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Ansonborough — Harleston Boags Funeral Home
The National Register of Historic Places South Carolina Department of Archives And History Charleston Old E. Historic District Harleston Boags Funeral Home (Lower Plaque) Harleston - Boags Funeral Home . . . Map (db m51484) HM
67 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Ansonborough — Jones-Howell House37 Hasell Street — 1841 —
Eliza Jones (1775-1846) purchased this lot in the aftermath of the Ansonborough fire of 1838. She was the granddaughter of Robert Gibson, a graduate of Oxford University, and a Grand Master Mason, who, according to family legend, played a role in . . . Map (db m135489) HM
68 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Ansonborough — Philip Simmons1912-2009 • Master Blacksmith
Philip Simmons is the most distinguished of Charleston ironworkers. Born on Daniel Island, Simmons began his eighty year career as a blacksmith at the age of thirteen under the apprenticeship of formerly enslaved Peter Simmons (no relation). Over . . . Map (db m134229) HM
69 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Ansonborough — Port of Charleston
Since 1670 this well-protected harbor has persisted as a center for shipping and trade. By 1770 Charleston was America's third busiest port; Gadsden's Wharf, located here, became its largest pier. Along this waterfront ships loaded cargo and . . . Map (db m47522) HM
70 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Ansonborough — Rice, Rattlesnakes, and RainwaterBy Martha Jackson Jarvis
Rice, Rattlesnakes, and Rainwater is a sculptural collection that explores the connections between Charleston's natural environment and its rich African-American history. The project consists of tabby (oyster-shell and concrete) houses and barrels . . . Map (db m135492) HM
71 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Ansonborough — Septima Poinsette Clark1898-1987 • Educator & Civil Rights Activist
Septima Poinsette Clark was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1898, the daughter of Victoria Anderson of Haiti and Peter Poinsette, who grew up enslaved on the plantation of Joel Roberts Poinsette. Clark earned a teacher's certificate from The . . . Map (db m134228) HM
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72 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Ansonborough — Septima Poinsette Clark 1898-1987
Native Charlestonian and daughter of a former lowcountry slave, Mrs. Septima Clark was a leader of the Civil Rights Movement. A graduate of Avery Normal Institute, Clark's first job was teaching African-American children on Johns Island. Her . . . Map (db m64797) HM
73 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Ansonborough — St. Peter's Catholic Church34 Wentworth Street
November 18, 1866 Bishop Patrick N. Lynch purchased a Jewish synagogue at 34 Wentworth Street and its adjacent property to establish a church for African American Catholics and approximately two years later he dedicated St. Peter's Catholic Church. . . . Map (db m31846) HM
74 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Ansonborough — St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
1822    Organized as a place of worship for those              could not afford to rent pews in existing churches. 1824    Church built on Guingard St. as the first "free"              Church of the Episcopal Church in the United States. . . . Map (db m170910) HM
75 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Ansonborough — The Benjamin DuPré House
C.- 1804 This significant single house was built by Benjamin DuPré, a French tailor, sometime after 1803. The entire area was known as “Gadsden’s Green” after Christopher Gadsden who divided this land into six wharf lots and 197 . . . Map (db m51826) HM
76 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Ansonborough — The Borough Houses
35 Calhoun Street was built in 1852 and occupied by Irish immigrants. It was purchased by Willis Johnson, Sr. in 1939. His sons, Frank and Henry built 35½ Calhoun with their own hands to complete carpentry apprenticeships. The houses . . . Map (db m53259) HM
77 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Ansonborough — The Borough Houses35 & 35 1/2 Calhoun Street
35 Calhoun Street, was constructed in 1852 by Irish immigrants and purchased in 1939 by Willis Johnson, Sr., who was born a free man at Drayton Hall Plantation, West Ashley. 35 Calhoun Street and 35-1/2 are two-story wood framed . . . Map (db m171105) HM
78 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Ansonborough — The Charleston Museum's Joseph Manigault House
Planters commonly maintained homes in the city and on their plantations. Joseph Manigault - planter, buisnessman, slave-owner and legislator - built this elegant townhouse in 1803.   At that time this neighborhood (Wraggborough) was concidered . . . Map (db m50967) HM
79 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Ansonborough — The Joseph Manigault House
An outstanding example of the Adam Style of architecture in plan, interior detail, and decoration. The house was designed by Gabriel Manigault, Charleston's most famous amateur architect, for his brother Joseph Manigault, who acquired the lot . . . Map (db m50832) HM
80 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Ansonborough — The Liberty Tree
Near this spot once stood the Liberty Tree where Colonial Independence was first advocated by Christopher Gadsden A.D. 1766 and where ten years later the Declaration of Independence was first heard and applauded by South CaroliniansMap (db m31852) HM
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81 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Ansonborough — The Moses C. Levy Housecirca 1816
Moses C. Levy, a Polish born King Street merchant, built this valuable Federal style single house between 1811 and 1816. The house is located on land originally owned by Henry Laurens, one of the wealthiest merchants in the United States and . . . Map (db m51808) HM
82 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Ansonborough — The Noyer-Wildhagen House286 Meeting Street — built 1807 —
This three and one-half story Federal style single house set on a raised basement was built in 1807 by Ms. Abigail Noyer on land purchased from Mr. Christen Belser. The Federal style is evidenced by the hipped roof, a main entrance with fanlight . . . Map (db m135494) HM
83 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Ansonborough — 10-8 — Trinity Methodist Church Original Site / William Hammett — United Methodist Church Registered Historic Site No. 294 —
Trinity Methodist Church Original Site The first Trinity Church building was erected on this site in 1792. By 1813, Trinity had joined the S. C. Conference, and in 1874 it merged with Cumberland Church, the oldest Methodist church in . . . Map (db m31850) HM
84 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Ansonborough — William C. McElheran House
Built c. 1847 by William C. McElheran, this Charleston "single house" became after 1860, part of the C.D. Franke Carriage Factory Complex. The factory, which made cannon carriages for the Confederate Army, remained at this location into the 1890's. . . . Map (db m31840) HM
85 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Ansonborough — 10-43 — William Rhett House
(Front side) This house, built ca. 1712, is believed to be one of the oldest houses in Charleston. It was built for William Rhett (1666-1723), a merchant, sea captain, militia officer, and speaker of the Commons House of Assembly famous . . . Map (db m31847) HM
86 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Ansonborough — Wragg Squarein front of the Second Presbyterian Church
Wragg Square Dedicated To the Use Of The People Of Charleston SC In The Division Of The Estate Of John Wragg 1801Map (db m80646) HM
87 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Cannonborough Elliotborough — Calvary Episcopal Church106 Line Street
Calvary Church was founded in 1847 to establish a special church for slaves in the Charleston community. Father Paul Trapier held services in March 1848 for the congregation in the basement of St. Philip's parsonage and in mid-July services were . . . Map (db m50924) HM
88 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Cannonborough Elliotborough — 10-66 — Calvary Episcopal Church
This church, located on Beaufain Street for 91 years, was organized in 1847 to give free blacks and slaves in antebellum Charleston a separate Episcopal congregation of their own. The Rev. Paul Trapier was its first minister, and the church . . . Map (db m50686) HM
89 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Cannonborough Elliotborough — 10-68 — Cannon Street Hospital / McClennan Banks Memorial Hospital
Cannon Street Hospital Cannon Street Hospital, established here in 1897, served the African-American community of Charleston until 1959. Officially the Hospital and Training School for Nurses, it occupied a three-story brick building . . . Map (db m46344) HM
90 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Cannonborough Elliotborough — Cannon Street Y
Celebrating over 130 years of providing a safe place for community residents to gather, play and learn. What is now the Cannon Street Y was organized under the leadership of Harry W. Thomas in 1866. It was established using the name Charleston . . . Map (db m81291) HM
91 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Cannonborough Elliotborough — Jonathan Jasper Wright"First African American Supreme Court Justice In The United States"
(Left panel) Born in Luzerne County Pennsylvania - Son of Runaway Slaves - Grew up in Springfield, Pennsylvania and was privately tutored and mentored by a Presbyterian minister who was active in the anti-slavery movement. Educated . . . Map (db m52037) HM
92 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Cannonborough Elliotborough — Septima P. Clark Expressway
By Legislative Act in 1978 Named In Her Honor Community Leader Educator Civil Rights Leader Dedicated 1978 Map (db m61564) HM
93 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Cannonborough Elliotborough — 10-44 — The Parsonage / Miss Izard's School
The Parsonage“The Parsonage,” the home of Rev. James B. Middleton (1839-1918), stood here at 5 Short Court (now President’s Place) until 1916. Middleton and his siblings, born slaves, were taught to read and write by their father, . . . Map (db m39449) HM
94 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Cannonborough Elliotborough — United Order of Tents BuildingFrancis P. Seignious House — 73 Cannon Street —
This two and a half story house was built circa 1856 by Stephen S. Lloyd. Constructed in the form of a Charleston single house, the basement level is brick, laid in American bond. The upper stories are of wood with Greek Revival and Italianate . . . Map (db m81288) HM
95 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, French Quarter — 19 State StreetFrederick Wolfe House — circa 1796 —
This two-and-a-half story Charleston Single House is thought to be built by Frederick Wolfe after the fire of 1796, which destroyed much of the State Street area between Broad and Queen Streets. The house was moved back on its original lot at 21 . . . Map (db m50513) HM
96 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, French Quarter — 54 Queen StreetThe Workshop of Thomas Elfe
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 . . . Map (db m51611) HM
97 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, French Quarter — Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry / Solomon's Lodge No. 1
On this site stood the building in which the Supreme Council, 33°, Mother Council of the World, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, was founded May 31, 1801, A.D., corresponding to Sivan 19, 5561, A.M. . . . Map (db m27535) HM
98 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, French Quarter — Bible Depository1828
Originally two stories, built as a depository by the South Carolina Bible Society on land purchased from the City for that purpose in 1828. In 1882 the South Carolina Art Association acquired the building and used it for an art school until . . . Map (db m47869) HM
99 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, French Quarter — Burger's Tavern
[Masonic Emblem] This tablet erected by the members of Orange Lodge No. 14, A.F.M. marks the spot of Burger's Tavern in which the lodge was organized on May 28, 1789 It commemorates one hundred and thirty eight years of . . . Map (db m39465) HM
100 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, French Quarter — Calhoun
This marble for thirty four years covered the tomb of Calhoun in the Western Churchyard. It has been placed here by the Vestry near the spot there he remains were interred during the siege of Charleston from which spot they were afterwards . . . Map (db m48142) HM

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