United States Marine Hospital

United States Marine Hospital (HMWUE)

Location: Charleston, SC 29401 Charleston County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 46.668', W 79° 56.247'

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This building, designed by Robert Mills,widely known architect was erected 1833for the care of sick and disabled merchantseamen. It served also as a teaching clinicfor the Medical College of South Carolina,and after 1860 as a military hospital forthe Confederacy. Following the war afree school for Negro children, staffedby white southern women, was conductedhere. From 1895 to 1939 it was occupied bythe Jenkins Orphanage for Negroes. In1939 the building was remodeled for theadministrative offices of the HousingAuthority of the City of Charleston, S.C.

Placed by the Historical Commission of Charleston, S.C.
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 11:10am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 599509 N 3627153
Decimal Degrees32.77780000, -79.93745000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 46.668', W 79° 56.247'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 46' 40.08" N, 79° 56' 14.82" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 25-29 Franklin St, Charleston SC 29401, US
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