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College of Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina
County of Charleston.
Glebe, George, St. Philip, and Green Streets
National Register Number: 71000748
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Education - college. The threat level was Watch in
Congressional District: SC-6 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: College.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 11, 1971):
Three structures on this small campus are of architectural significance: the Main Building (1829; 1852), a large Roman Revival edifice, was designed by William Strickland and and later enlarged by Edward B. White; the Gate Lodge (1852), also in the Roman Revival style, was designed by White; the Library (1856), a mid-19th century Classical Revival structure with Italianate details, is the work of George Walker. The three buildings achieve architectural unity through their Pompeian-red stuccoed walls.

There is concern that portions of a number of buildings have deteriorated to the point where their structural integrity is in question. This is being addressed by a state-funded rehabilitation program.

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