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South Carolina State Arsenal

  • Also Known As: Old Citadel

  • Travel Genus: Lodging , Sight
  • Sight Category: Building
  • Lodging category: Casual Lodging



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1830/00/00 Frederick Wesner Architect State Arsenal constructed due to fears resulting from the planned 1822 slave revolt led by Denmark Vesey Denmark Vesey Slave Revolt
1842/00/00 South Carolina Military Academy established by the State of South Carolina, the arsenal becomes their home in 1843
1850/00/00 Edward Brickell White Architect Building made taller and wider between 1843-1922
1861/01/09 Citadel cadets fire the first shots of the American Civil War at the Union relief ship, STAR OF THE WEST, as it approaches Fort Sumter. Prelude to the American Civil War

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Particulars for South Carolina State Arsenal:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Historic Use Arms storage
Sight Category Building
Historic Use College
Area of Significance Education
Criteria Historic Event
Owner Local
Area of Significance Military
Level of Significance State

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 16th July 1970

Registry Name: South Carolina State Arsenal
Registry Address: 2 Tobacco St. (Marion Sq.)
Registry Number: 70000577
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Local
Architect: Wesner,Frederick; White,Edward B.
Architectural Style: No style listed
Area in Acres: 1
Contributing Buildings: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Military, Education, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1850-1874, 1825-1849
Significant Year: 1830, 1842, 1861
Historic Function: Education, Defense
Historic Sub-Function: College, Arms storage
Current Function: Social
Current Sub-Function: Civic

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Lodging category Casual Lodging
Lodging Style Hotel

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