Historic District - French Quarter of Charleston

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

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.

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.  ...... (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))
Author: Sarah Hurst
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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