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Porter Military Academy

  • Also Known As: Old U.S. Arsenal also Medical University of S.C.

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Dr Anthony Toomer Porter Significant name
Bell, Holten Architect
1860/12/30 The Union's Charleston Arsenal falls to South Carolina militia. Prelude to the American Civil War
1894/00/00 John Butler Snook Architect Octagonal, Gothic Revival Waring Library (formerly known as the Hoffman Library) is built

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Particulars for Porter Military Academy:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Historic Use Arms storage
Architectural Style Greek Revival
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Architectural Style Late gothic revival
Historic Use Library
Level of Significance Local
Area of Significance Military
Historic Use Military facility
Architectural attribute Octogon Mode
Criteria Person
Historic Use Religious Property
Historic Use School
Area of Significance Social History
Owner State

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 21st June 1996

Registry Name: Porter Military Academy
Registry Address: 175--181 Ashley Ave.
Registry Number: 96000685
Resource Type: District
Owner: State
Architect: Bell, Holten; Snook, John Butler
Architectural Style: Greek revival, Late gothic revival, Other
Attribute: Octogon Mode
Area in Acres: 1
Contributing Buildings: 3
Non-Contributing Buildings: 1
Contributing Structures: 1
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Architecture, Military, Social history
Applicable Criteria: Event, Person, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Religious property
Significant Year: 1862, 1884, 1894
Associated People: Poter, Dr. Anthony Toomer
Historic Function: Education, Religion, Defense
Historic Sub-Function: School, Religious structure, Library, Arms storage, Military facility
Current Function: Industry, processing, extraction, Recreation and Culture, Education, Religion
Current Sub-Function: College Library Research facility Museum Religious structure Communications facility

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