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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1770/00/00 Ralph Izard Founder College of Charleston is founded. Chartered in 1785, the first classes begin in 1790.
1828/01/12 Thomas S Grimke Trustee Construction begins on College of Charleston's Main Building, 2-story brick structure with a pedimented 3 bay wide projecting pavilion on the south (main) facade and gable ends on east and west sides, completed in March 1829, cost $21,000
1828/01/12 William Strickland Architect Construction begins on College of Charleston's Main Building, 2-story brick structure with a pedimented 3 bay wide projecting pavilion on the south (main) facade and gable ends on east and west sides, completed in March 1829, cost $21,000
1831/00/00 John C Fremont Education John Fremont is expelled from College of Charleston for 'continued disregard of discipline'
1850/00/00 Edward Brickell White Architect Large 2-story brick and stucco wings (east and west sides) and present main facade portico (6 Roman Ionic pillars) are constructed
1852/00/00 Edward Brickell White Architect Gate Lodge is built in the Roman Revival style, 4 pillars of the Tuscan order and pediment extend across the street facade
1856/07/00 George E Walker Architect Library opens, 2-story brick structure in the mid-nineteenth century Classical Revival style with Italianate details, quoins and round-headed windows. Inside, a central reading room rises 2 stories and is surrounded by a gallery, 1854-1856

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Particulars for College of Charleston:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Historic Use College
Architectural Style Early republic
Level of Significance National
Owner Private
Other Description Roman Revival



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 11th November 1971

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: College of Charleston
Registry Address: Glebe, George, St. Philip, and Green Sts.
Registry Number: 71000748
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: White,Edward B.; et al.
Architectural Style: Early republic, Other
Attribute: Roman Revival
Area in Acres: 4
Contributing Buildings: 3
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: Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1850-1874, 1825-1849
Significant Year: 1827, 1856
Historic Function: Education
Historic Sub-Function: College
Current Function: Education
Current Sub-Function: College

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