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

Charleston Historic District, Charleston County (Charleston)
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311 E. Bay St.
Dupre' House
317 E. Bay St.
321 E. Bay St.
329 E. Bay St.
332 E. Bay St.
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Fourth Baptist
22 Elizabeth St.
Gov. William
Aiken House
48 Elizabeth St.
Old Marine
20 Franklin St.
Sarah Daniell
Lawrence House
8 George St.
Robert Roulain
9 George St.
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Pinckney House
14 George St.
Thomas Barksdale
27 George St.
36 George St.
Alexander Gillon
12 Gillon St.
St. Philip's
Parsonage House
6 Glebe St.
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Mount Zion
A.M.E. Church
7 Glebe St.
Col. William
Rhett House
54 Hassell St.
Kadal Kadosh
Beth Elohim
90 Hassell St.
St. Matthew's
German Lutheran
405 King St.
Aimar Building
409 King St.
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40 Laurens St. James Marsh
53 Laurens St.
James Jervey
55 Laurens St.
Taft House
57 Laurens St.
100 Meeting 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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