|South Carolina Department of Archives and History|
|National Register Properties in South Carolina
Charleston's French Quarter District, Charleston County (Charleston)
116 Church St.
|119 Church St.||121 Church St.||122 Church St.||124 Church St.|
|125 Church St.||126 Church St.||127 Church St.|| Keenan-O'Reilly
128 Church St.
|129 Church St.|
|130 Church St.||131 Church St.|| Douxsaint-Macaulay
132 Church St.
|134 Church St.||137 Church St.|
|139 Church St.|| Alexander Peronneau
141 Church St.
| Alexander Peronneau
143-145 Church St.
|4 Chalmers St.|| German Fire
8 Chalmers St.
|10 Chalmers St.||16 Chalmers St.||17 1/2 Chalmers St.|| Pink House
17 Chalmers St.
|18 Chalmers St.|
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(Lodge Alley) The French Quarter District is located in an area of the old walled city of Charleston where the French Huguenots once had warehouses and dwellings. Early Charleston merchants used the warehouses for their ships at the docks off East Bay Street. One of the oldest streets in Charleston, Lodge Alley is a visual example of Charleston’s Old World ties, exemplifying the definition of an ally as a city street but not a main thoroughfare. Lodge Alley still has a seaport look. Brick warehouses of Flemish and American bond bound each side of the ten-foot wide passage. The alley is paved in Belgian blocks - a local term for a brick shaped block of granite. The ten-foot width of Lodge Alley compares favorably with many of Charleston’s principal streets of the early 18th century, now impossibly narrow by modern standards. Lodge Alley also illustrates Charleston’s distinction as one of the cradles of Freemasonry in America. The alley takes its name from the Masonic Lodge situated on its course about midway from East Bay Street. This site was acquired as early as 1773, making it one of the oldest Masonic Lodges in the country. As part of the old walled city of Charleston, Lodge Alley and the French Quarter District are in an area which reflects not only three centuries of South Carolina history, but also three centuries important to the course of American history. Listed in the National Register September 19, 1973.
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