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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1771/00/00 The Exchange is built from 1767-1771 by South Carolina's provincial government. It was used during the C18th as a custom house, public market, meeting place and jail.
1780/06/00 British Regulars use The Exchange as a barracks, and its basement as a military prison. Siege of Charleston
1780/08/27 Edward Rutledge Prisoner of War Edward Rutledge, Arthur Middleton and Thomas Heyward are captured by British forces and held in the Provost Dungeon. Siege of Charleston
1780/08/27 Thomas Heyward Jr Prisoner of War Edward Rutledge, Arthur Middleton and Thomas Heyward are captured by British forces and held in the Provost Dungeon. Siege of Charleston
1780/08/27 Arthur Middleton Prisoner of War Edward Rutledge, Arthur Middleton and Thomas Heyward are captured by British forces and held in the Provost Dungeon. Siege of Charleston
1791/05/02 George Washington Guest Civic dignitaries conduct Washington to the steps at the Exchange where they and members of the city's various professions and handicrafts pass by in procession. George Washington's Southern Tour
1791/05/03 George Washington Guest GW attends a public diner at the Exchange. He ate beneath a triumphal arch and afterwards heard 15 toasts, accompanied by cannonshots. The day and evening were spent with all the hilarity, harmony and happy festivity, that was suited to the occasion. George Washington's Southern Tour
1791/05/04 George Washington Guest In the evening Washington joins a very elegant dancing Assembly at the Exchange, at which were 256 elegantly dressed and handsome ladies. George Washington's Southern Tour

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Particulars for The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Commerce
Historic Use Customhouse
Architectural Style Georgian
Historic Use Government Office
Criteria Historic Event
Historic Use Meeting hall
Level of Significance National
Area of Significance Politics-government
Owner Private



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 17th December 1969

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Exchange and Provost
Registry Address: E. Bay and Broad Sts.
Registry Number: 69000160
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Georgian
Contributing Buildings: 1
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Commerce, Politics-government, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1750-1799
Significant Year: 1767, 1771, 1783
Historic Function: Social, Government
Historic Sub-Function: Customhouse, Meeting hall, Government office
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Social
Current Sub-Function: Museum Clubhouse

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