South Carolina Department of Archives and History
National Register Properties in South Carolina

Charleston Historic District, Charleston County (Charleston)
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St. John's
Lutheran Church
10 Archdale St.
Philip Porcher
19 Archdale St.
William Thompson
53 Anson St.
Susan Robinson
65 Anson St.
Thoms Doughty
71 Anson St.
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Joseph Legare
75 Anson St.
Daniel Legare
79 Anson St.
John Hume
Simons House
76 Ashley Ave.
Theodore Gaillard
90 Ashley Ave.
Joseph Glover
96 Ashley Ave.
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Pelzer House
107 Ashley Ave.
Wickliffe House
178 Ashley Ave.
Exchange and
E. Bay and
Broad Sts.
South Carolina
National Bank
of Charleston
16 Broad St.
Citizens and
Southern Bank of
South Carolina
50 Broad St.
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60-64 Broad St.
Daniel Ravenel
68 Broad St.
U.S. Post Office
and Courthouse
83 Broad St.
Charleston County
84 Broad St.
Hebrew Orphanage
88 Broad St.
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Dr. David
Ramsay House
92 Broad St.
Major Peter
Bocquet, Jr. House
95 Broad St.
116 Broad St.
Gov. John
Rutledge House
116 Broad St.
Edward Rutledge
117 Broad St.

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(Charleston Old and Historic District) Charleston played an important role in Colonial, Revolutionary, antebellum and Civil War America. The city was a major Colonial seaport, an active participant in the Revolution, a seat of rice and cotton culture and a leader of secession. Today much of the nation’s great social and architectural history can be visibly appreciated because of the great concentration of period buildings that still line the city streets. The historic district contains primarily residential buildings in addition to commercial, ecclesiastical, and government-related buildings. Several historic neighborhoods are included because of their concentrations of historically and architecturally valuable buildings. These neighborhoods possess the unique visual appeal of old Charleston, a picturesqueness created by the close proximity of buildings, in a wide variety of architectural styles. There is general harmony in terms of height, scale, proportion, materials, textures, colors, and characteristic forms, such as the side piazzas. All of the properties contribute to an expanded period of significance dating from 1700 to 1941. The great concentration of 18th and 19th century buildings give the district a flavor of an earlier America. The district contains many buildings of national historic and/or architectural significance. Built of brick, stucco, or clapboard, many of these properties are Charleston “single houses,” one room wide, with gable end to the street and tiered piazzas. Others are plantation style houses. Architectural styles include Georgian, Regency, Federal, Adamesque, Classical Revival, Greek Revival, Italianate, Gothic Revival, and Queen Anne, among others. The district also contains many outbuildings (stables, carriage houses, kitchen buildings), a majority of which have been altered extensively to accommodate modern needs. Listed in the National Register October 15, 1966; Designated a National Historic Landmark October 9, 1960; Boundary increases January 30, 1970; July 16, 1978; August 2, 1984; August 13, 1985; and March 27, 1986. Period of significance expansion (1900-1941) accepted October 6, 1988.

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