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Powder Magazine

Charleston, South Carolina
County of Charleston.
79 Cumberland Street
National Register Number: 72001200
Resource type: Structure.
The threat level was Priority3 in
1998.
Congressional District: SC-1 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - September 27, 1989):
The Powder Magazine is a visible reminder of the era of the Lord Proprietors and their founding government of the Carolinas; of the fortifications which protected the city and made Charleston one of the three fortified cities on the eastern seaboard of British Colonial America. Completed in 1713, the Powder Magazine is also associated with the siege of Charleston (1780).

Recommendation/Change since last report:
The Historic Charleston Foundation completed restoration of the building.


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