Charleston Naval Yard Officers' Quarters Historic District

Charleston Naval Yard Officers' Quarters Historic District (HM19G6)

Location: North Charleston, SC 29405 Charleston County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 52.036', W 79° 58.069'

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The Navy Base

In 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.
Source: National Register of Historic Places nomination form: Charleston Naval Yard Officers' Quarters Historic District (listed in 2007)
HM NumberHM19G6
Year Placed2013
Placed ByCity of North Charleston, Preservation Society of Charleston
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 12:27am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 596568 N 3637044
Decimal Degrees32.86726667, -79.96781667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 52.036', W 79° 58.069'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 52' 2.16" N, 79° 58' 4.14" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 154-848 Everglades Ave, North Charleston SC 29405, US
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