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Charleston County Courthouse

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1753/00/00 A two story provincial capitol building is built for the colony of South Carolina. Provincial court meets on the ground floor, while the Commons House of Assembly and the Royal Governor's Council Chamber on the 2nd floor.
1788/02/05 A fire destroys South Carolina's provincial Statehouse leaving only the foundation, walls and doorways.
1790/00/00 Judge William Drayton Architect Incorporating the ruins of the South Carolina Statehouse, Judge William Drayton, an amateur architect, supervises the construction of the the Charleston County Courthouse.
1791/00/00 James Hoban Architect Modeled after Leinster House, the seat of the Irish Parliament in Dublin, Charleston County Courthouse is completed in a Neoclassical style. James Hoban, architect of the White House may have assisted in its design.

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Particulars for Charleston County Courthouse:
Area of Significance Architecture
Sight Category Building
Historic Use Capitol
Architectural Style Greek Revival

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