Charleston Historic District

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Charleston Historic District
Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, 126 Coming St.
Charleston Historic District is located in South Carolina
Charleston Historic District
Location Charleston, South Carolina
Coordinates 32°47′8″N 79°56′13″W / 32.78556°N 79.93694°W / 32.78556; -79.93694Coordinates: 32°47′8″N 79°56′13″W / 32.78556°N 79.93694°W / 32.78556; -79.93694
Architect multiple, including Robert Mills
Architectural style Greek Revival, Other, Federal
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 66000964[1] (original)
70000923[1] (increase)
84002028; 85001833; 86000588 (increase 3)
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966
Boundary increases
July 16, 1978
August 2, 1984;
Designated NHLD October 9, 1960[2]

The Charleston Historic District, also known as Charleston Old and Historic District, is a historic district in Charleston, South Carolina.[3][4] It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960.[2]

East Battery Street

When initially listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1966, the district was defined as "An area roughly bounded by Broad, Bay, S. Battery and Ashley and an area along Church bounded by Cumberland and Chalmers".[1] The district area has subsequently been increased five times, in 1970, 1978, 1984, 1985, and 1986. It includes 81 contributing properties and 700 or more other properties. A map is here.

There are two other historic districts in Charleston that also are listed on the National Register:

The South Carolina Department of Archives and History summary is here.[5]

References[edit]

King Street in the Historic District of Charleston.
  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Charleston Historic District". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-03-18. 
  3. ^ Stockton, Robert P.; Mrs. S. Henry Edmunds (November 4, 1977). "Old and Historic Charleston (Extended)" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. National Park Service. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Charleston Historic District". Photographs. National Park Service. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Charleston Historic District, Charleston County (Charleston)". National Register Properties in South Carolina listing. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 2008-03-06. 

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