The Navy BaseIn 1895 the City of Charleston purchased lands formerly partof the Retreat and Turnbull Plantations and commissioned theOlmsted Brothers of Massachusetts to design a recreationalpublic park. Chicora Park, named for the local Chicora Indians,featured leisurely winding roads with paths and bridges over themarsh areas and extensive landscaping. The design followedEnglish landscape tradition with no fences or defined boundaries.Amenities included a bandstand, a golf course, and a wharf onthe Cooper River. Charlestonians took a trolley directly fromdowntown to the park on weekends. When the Navy purchased the property from the City in 1901, much of the landscapingplan was retained and Olmsted's system of winding roads was adopted. The Officers' Quarters Historic District consists of 28structures and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.
|Placed By||City of North Charleston, Preservation Society of Charleston|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 12:27am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 596568 N 3637044|
|Decimal Degrees||32.86726667, -79.96781667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 52.036', W 79° 58.069'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 52' 2.16" N, 79° 58' 4.14" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 154-848 Everglades Ave, North Charleston SC 29405, US|
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