South Carolina, Charleston Guide (B): Historic District - French Quarter of Charleston

Historic District - French Quarter of Charleston
French Quarter

The French Quarter is considered to be the area bound by the Cooper River, Broad Street, Meeting Street and Market Street. This area was first called the French Quarter in 1873 when preservation efforts made their way to the warehouse buildings on Lodge Alley Block. The name is in honor of the large number of French merchants who worked in this area throughout Charleston’s history. It was settled as part of the original Grande Model of Charles Towne in 1680. It is famous for its art galleries, historic buildings, restaurants, shops and Waterfront Park.

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church - 80 Meeting Street Circa 1761 (843) 723-0603

This is the oldest church building in the city of Charleston. Construction started in 1752 and was finished in 1761. The clock and bells of the church were shipped over in 1764 from England. Counting this shipment along with other voyages involving theft and repair, the bells have made this ocean voyage five times. George Washington and later Robert E. Lee worshipped in the church in pew 43. Two signers of the Constitution, John Rutledge and Charles Pinckney, are buried on St. Michael’s grounds. 

Old Post Office and Postal Museum - 83 Broad Street Circa 1886 (843) 868-8118

After the earthquake of 1886 destroyed the old police station, Charleston erected on its ruins the Post Office Building. This elaborately detailed building, located at the “Four Corners of Law” at Meeting and Broad Streets, is the oldest ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Historic District - French Quarter of Charleston
Guide Location: USA » Charleston
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: St. Michael’s Episcopal Church   Old Post Office and Postal Museum   Charleston County Court House   City Hall   Citizens and Southern National Bank   South Carolina National Bank of Charleston   The Old Slave Mart Museum   The Pink House   German Friendly Society   The Fireproof Building SC Historical Society   Hiberian Society Hall   Thomas Elfe House   The Dock Street Theatre   French Huguenot Church   St. Philip’s Episcopal Church   Circular Congregational Church   Gibbes Museum of Art   Powder Magazine   Market Hall   U.S. Customs House   City Gallery   Waterfront Park   Farmers Exchange Building   Old Exchange Custom House and Provost Dungeon   City Market Sheds   St. John’s Lutheran Church   Charleston Library Society   Unitarian Church   Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar   FIG   Grill 225   Hank’s Seafood Restaurant   Magnolia’s   Peninsula Grill   The Rooftop Bar   Slightly North of Broad  
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