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George Washington, Washington Square, Charleston

George Washington was born in Virginia on February 22, 1732. As a boy, he excelled in field sports, and though his formal education was limited, he exhibited skill in mathematics and surveying. In ...

George Washington was born in Virginia on February 22, 1732. As a boy, he excelled in field sports, and though his formal education was limited, he exhibited skill in mathematics and surveying. ...

  • south carolina
  • charleston
  • george washingt...
  • 1732
  • 1781
  • 1787
  • 1789
  • 1791
  • 1792
  • 1799

Memorial Tree George Washington

MEMORIAL TREE GEORGE WASHINGTON 1732-1932 PLANTED BY CITY OF CHARLESTON MARKED BY REBECCA MOTTE, CHAPTER, D.A.R.Submitted by @lampbane

MEMORIAL TREE GEORGE WASHINGTON 1732-1932 PLANTED BY CITY OF CHARLESTON MARKED BY REBECCA MOTTE, CHAPTER, D.A.R.Submitted by @lampbane

  • south carolina
  • charleston
  • george washingt...
  • 1732
  • 1932

George Washington Returns to Charleston

George Washington Returns to Charleston   In 1881, on the 100-year anniversary of General Cornwallis' surrender to General Washington at Yorktown, the city of Charleston renamed its first public park ...

George Washington Returns to Charleston   In 1881, on the 100-year anniversary of General Cornwallis' surrender to General Washington at Yorktown, the city of Charleston renamed its first public ...

  • south carolina
  • charleston
  • george washingt...
  • 1881
  • william westmor...
  • 1999

CO A 25th Regiment SCV

CO A   25TH REGIMENT SCV   WHERE SOME BENEATH VIRGINIAN WILLS   AND SOME BY GREEN ATLANTIC RILLS   SOME BY THE WATERS OF THE WEST   A MYRIAD UNKNOWN HEROES REST   AND WE CAN ONLY DIMLY CUESS   WHAT ...

CO A   25TH REGIMENT SCV   WHERE SOME BENEATH VIRGINIAN WILLS   AND SOME BY GREEN ATLANTIC RILLS SOME BY THE WATERS OF THE WEST   A MYRIAD UNKNOWN HEROES REST   AND WE CAN ONLY DIMLY CUESS   ...

  • south carolina
  • charleston
  • us army
  • ross james

CO A Hampton Legion Infantry

CO A   HAMPTON LEGION INF'TRY   AND SHE POINTS WITH TREMULOUS HAND BELOW   TO THE WASTED AND WORN ARRAY   OF THE HEROES WHO STROVE IN THE MORNING CLOW   OF THE GRANDEUR THAT CROWNED THE GRAY   ALAS ...

CO A   HAMPTON LEGION INF'TRY   AND SHE POINTS WITH TREMULOUS HAND BELOW   TO THE WASTED AND WORN ARRAY   OF THE HEROES WHO STROVE IN THE MORNING CLOW   OF THE GRANDEUR THAT CROWNED THE GRAY ALAS FOR ...

  • south carolina
  • charleston
  • civil war

CO B 25th Regiment SCV

CO B   25TH REGIMENT SCV   FURL THAT BANNER TRUE 'TIS GORY   BUT 'TIS WREATHED AROUND WITH GLORY   AND TWILL LIVE IN SONG AND STORY   THOUGH ITS FOLDS ARE IN THE DUST   FOR ITS FAME ON BRIGHTEST ...

CO B   25TH REGIMENT SCV   FURL THAT BANNER TRUE 'TIS GORY   BUT 'TIS WREATHED AROUND WITH GLORY AND TWILL LIVE IN SONG AND STORY   THOUGH ITS FOLDS ARE IN THE DUST   FOR ITS FAME ON BRIGHTEST PAGES ...

  • south carolina
  • charleston
  • us army
  • civil war

The Rev. Stephen N. Katsouros, S.J.

THE REV. STEPHEN N. KATSOUROS, S.J.

THE REV. STEPHEN N. KATSOUROS, S.J. "FRONT STEPS" A GIFT FROM LOYOLA SCHOOL'S FACULTY, STAFF, ADMINISTRATION AND THE CLASS OF 2011   IN RECOGNITION OF FR. KATSOUROS'S REMARKABLE YEARS AS LOYOLA ...

  • new york
  • manhattan
  • loyola school
  • stephen katsour...
  • 2011

The Walled City of Charles Town

THE WALLED CITY OF CHARLES TOWN   In 1670 English men and women established the Carolina settlement at Albemarle Point on the Ashley River, the present-day site of Charles Towne Landing State Park. ...

THE WALLED CITY OF CHARLES TOWN   In 1670 English men and women established the Carolina settlement at Albemarle Point on the Ashley River, the present-day site of Charles Towne Landing State Park. ...

  • south carolina
  • charleston
  • charles town
  • 1670
  • 1711
  • 1784

The Coast Guard in Charleston

The Coast Guard in Charleston   Authorized by Congress on August 4, 1790, US Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton established the United States Revenue Cutter Service as an armed customs enforcement ...

The Coast Guard in Charleston   Authorized by Congress on August 4, 1790, US Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton established the United States Revenue Cutter Service as an armed customs enforcement ...

  • south carolina
  • charleston
  • us coast guard
  • coast guard
  • alexander hamil...
  • hugh campbell
  • abraham lincoln
  • war of 1812
  • civil war
  • world war i
  • world war ii
  • 1790
  • 1812
  • 1813
  • 1832
  • 1853
  • 1861
  • 1915
  • 1942

In Memory of the Garrison Defending Fort Sumter During the Bombardment

ERECTED BY THE UNITED STATES 1932 MEMORY OF THE GARRISON DEFENDING FORT SUMTER DURING THE BOMBARDMENT APRIL 12-14, 1861 MAJOR ROBERT ANDERSON FIRST U. S. ARTILLERY COMMANDINGSubmitted by @lampbane

ERECTED BY THE UNITED STATES 1932 MEMORY OF THE GARRISON DEFENDING FORT SUMTER DURING THE BOMBARDMENT APRIL 12-14, 1861 MAJOR ROBERT ANDERSON FIRST U. S. ARTILLERY COMMANDINGSubmitted by @lampbane

  • south carolina
  • charleston
  • fort sumter
  • civil war
  • 1861
  • robert anderson
  • 1932

Daniel Ravenel / Isaac Mazyck

Built in 1796 by   DANIEL RAVENEL, THE SECOND OF WANTOOT PLANTATION,   as a summer home replacing an earlier building destroyed in the great fire of that year. The property came to his wife in 1749, ...

Built in 1796 by   DANIEL RAVENEL, THE SECOND OF WANTOOT PLANTATION,   as a summer home replacing an earlier building destroyed in the great fire of that year. The property came to his wife in ...

  • south carolina
  • charleston
  • daniel ravenel
  • isaac mazyck
  • 1796
  • 1749
  • 1710
  • 1969

County of Charleston Historic Courthouse

COUNTY OF CHARLESTON   HISTORIC COURTHOUSE   ORIGINALLY BUILT IN 1753 AS STATEHOUSE OF BRITISH ROYAL GOVERNMENT   PARTIALLY DESTROYED BY FIRE IN 1788   REBUILT IN 1792 WITH THIRD FLOOR ADDITION   ...

COUNTY OF CHARLESTON   HISTORIC COURTHOUSE ORIGINALLY BUILT IN 1753 AS STATEHOUSE OF BRITISH ROYAL GOVERNMENT   PARTIALLY DESTROYED BY FIRE IN 1788   REBUILT IN 1792 WITH THIRD FLOOR ...

  • south carolina
  • charleston
  • courthouse
  • 1753
  • 1788
  • 1792
  • 2001

This Building

THIS BUILDING,   ERECTED IN THE POST-REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD ON A PART OF THE LAND ONCE KNOWN AS ARCHDALE'S SQUARE, WAS OCCUPIED BY THE CHARLESTON BRANCH OF THE FIRST BANK OF THE UNITED STATES PRIOR TO ...

THIS BUILDING,   ERECTED IN THE POST-REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD ON A PART OF THE LAND ONCE KNOWN AS ARCHDALE'S SQUARE, WAS OCCUPIED BY THE CHARLESTON BRANCH OF THE FIRST BANK OF THE UNITED STATES PRIOR TO ...

  • south carolina
  • charleston
  • jewish
  • hebrew
  • orphanage
  • 1800
  • 1833
  • 1949

The David Ramsay House

THE DAVID RAMSAY HOUSE C.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 ...

THE DAVID RAMSAY HOUSE C.1740   Notable for its fine Georgian paneling, this was home and office to Dr. David Ramsay, the distinguished patriot, Revolutionary Historian and physician. Dr. ...

  • south carolina
  • charleston
  • david ramsay
  • 1740
  • 1773
  • 1815

Doctor John Lining

Home of Doctor John Lining   Who made the first systematic weather observations with instruments in America January 1738~February 1753   In this building which probably ante-dates the year 1715...... ...

Home of Doctor John Lining   Who made the first systematic weather observations with instruments in America January 1738~February 1753   In this building which probably ante-dates the year 1715...... ...

  • south carolina
  • charleston
  • john lining
  • 1738
  • 1753
  • 1715
  • 1780
  • 1938

William Harvey House

WILLIAM HARVEY HOUSE   Private residence, built about 1728 by William Harvey. This house was leased in 1750 by his Excellency James Glenn, Governor of the Province untill purchased in 1756 by Ralph ...

WILLIAM HARVEY HOUSE   Private residence, built about 1728 by William Harvey. This house was leased in 1750 by his Excellency James Glenn, Governor of the Province untill purchased in 1756 by Ralph ...

  • south carolina
  • charleston
  • william harvey
  • 1728
  • 1750
  • james glenn
  • 1756
  • ralph izard
  • 1858
  • mitchell king
  • 1977

Sarah M. Barnwell

IN MEMORY OF SARAH M. BARNWELL WIFE OF BENJAMIN S.BURNWELL, AND DAUGHTER OF WILMOT & SARAH CIBBES, OF MISSISSIPPI BORN DECR. 11TH 1839, DIED OCTR. 6TH 1858.Submitted by @lampbane

IN MEMORY OF SARAH M. BARNWELL WIFE OF BENJAMIN S.BURNWELL, AND DAUGHTER OF WILMOT & SARAH CIBBES, OF MISSISSIPPI BORN DECR. 11TH 1839, DIED OCTR. 6TH 1858.Submitted by @lampbane

  • south carolina
  • charleston
  • sarah barnwell
  • 1839
  • 1858

St. Peter's Episcopal Church Cemetery

ST. PETER'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH CEMETERY   CHURCH BUILT 1835 DESTROYED BY FIRE 1861 MERGED WITH CHRIST CHURCH RUTLEDGE AVE. AND SUMTER ST. WHICH WAS TORN DOWN AND NEW ST. PETER'S BUILT 1931   MOVED TO ...

ST. PETER'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH CEMETERY   CHURCH BUILT 1835 DESTROYED BY FIRE 1861 MERGED WITH CHRIST CHURCH RUTLEDGE AVE. AND SUMTER ST. WHICH WAS TORN DOWN AND NEW ST. PETER'S BUILT 1931 MOVED TO ...

  • south carolina
  • charleston
  • st. peter's
  • church
  • 1835
  • 1861
  • 1931
  • 1973

95 Lenwood Boulevard

95 LENWOOD BOULEVARD   Circa 1867   This simply detailed two story wooden dwelling, and the neighboring dwelling at 93 Lenwood Boulevard, were originally one building. This building was located at ...

95 LENWOOD BOULEVARD   Circa 1867   This simply detailed two story wooden dwelling, and the neighboring dwelling at 93 Lenwood Boulevard, were originally one building. This building was located at ...

  • south carolina
  • charleston
  • hospital
  • 1867
  • 1874
  • 1996

U.S.S. Amberjack (SS 219) Memorial

STILL ON PATROLU.S. NAVY SUBMARINESPAID HEAVILY FORTHEIR SUCCESS INWORLD WAR IIA TOTAL OF374 OFFICERS AND3131 MEN ARE ON BOARD THESE 52U.S. SUBMARINESSTILL ON

STILL ON PATROLU.S. NAVY SUBMARINESPAID HEAVILY FORTHEIR SUCCESS INWORLD WAR IIA TOTAL OF374 OFFICERS AND3131 MEN ARE ON BOARD THESE 52U.S. SUBMARINESSTILL ON "PATROL."Submitted by @lampbane

  • south carolina
  • charleston
  • uss amberback
  • us navy
  • world war ii

Thirteen-Inch Mortar

THIRTEEN INCH MORTAR   THIS MORTAR AND ITS THREE MATES WERE FIRST USED BY FEDERAL TROOPS FOR THE BOMBARDMENT OF FORT SUMTER IN OCTOBER 1863. THEY MAY WELL FORM THE WORLD'S LARGEST COLLECTION OF THIS ...

THIRTEEN INCH MORTAR   THIS MORTAR AND ITS THREE MATES WERE FIRST USED BY FEDERAL TROOPS FOR THE BOMBARDMENT OF FORT SUMTER IN OCTOBER 1863. THEY MAY WELL FORM THE WORLD'S LARGEST COLLECTION OF THIS ...

  • south carolina
  • charleston
  • cannon
  • gun
  • fort sumter
  • 1863

Seven-Inch Banded Brooks Rifle

SEVEN-INCH BANDED BROOKS RIFLE   THIS GUN WAS EMPLOYED IN THE BOMBARDMENT OF FEDERAL TROOPS AT FORT SUMTER FROM FORT JOHNSON ON APRIL 12 AND 13, 1861.Submitted by @lampbane

SEVEN-INCH BANDED BROOKS RIFLE   THIS GUN WAS EMPLOYED IN THE BOMBARDMENT OF FEDERAL TROOPS AT FORT SUMTER FROM FORT JOHNSON ON APRIL 12 AND 13, 1861.Submitted by @lampbane

  • south carolina
  • charleston
  • cannon
  • gun
  • fort sumter
  • 1861

Caspar Christian Schutt House

51 EAST BAY STREETCHRISTIAN SCHUTT HOUSE   Constructed 1800-1802   This large, three and one half story masonry single house was constructed circa 1800-1802 by Caspar Christian Schutt, a Charleston ...

51 EAST BAY STREETCHRISTIAN SCHUTT HOUSE Constructed 1800-1802   This large, three and one half story masonry single house was constructed circa 1800-1802 by Caspar Christian Schutt, a Charleston ...

  • south carolina
  • charleston
  • christian schut...
  • 1800
  • 1802
  • john fraser
  • 1821
  • civil war
  • charles lowndes
  • 1836
  • 1930
  • 1886

Charleston Gas Light Company

THIS BUILDING, ERECTED IN 1878 BY THE CHARLESTON GAS LIGHT COMPANY A PIONEER IN PUBLIC SERVICE   WAS DESIGNED BY EDWARD BRICKELL WHITE SOLDIER ENGINEER ARCHITECT   THE SOUTH CAROLINA POWER COMPANY IS ...

THIS BUILDING, ERECTED IN 1878 BY THE CHARLESTON GAS LIGHT COMPANY A PIONEER IN PUBLIC SERVICE WAS DESIGNED BY EDWARD BRICKELL WHITE SOLDIER ENGINEER ARCHITECT   THE SOUTH CAROLINA POWER COMPANY IS ...

  • south carolina
  • charleston
  • edward brickell...
  • 1846
  • 1948

Roper Hospital

ON THIS SITE 1852-1905 ROPER HOSPITAL FOUNDED BY THE MEDICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH CAROLINA FROM FUNDS BEQUEATHED BY THOMAS ROPERSubmitted by @lampbane

ON THIS SITE 1852-1905 ROPER HOSPITAL FOUNDED BY THE MEDICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH CAROLINA FROM FUNDS BEQUEATHED BY THOMAS ROPERSubmitted by @lampbane

  • south carolina
  • charleston
  • roper hospital
  • thomas roper
  • 1852
  • 1905