South Carolina, Charleston Guide (B): Historic District - Harleston Village of Charleston

Historic District - Harleston Village of Charleston
The Village of Harleston, also frequently called Harleston’s Green, more rarely Harlestonborough, and more recently Harleston Village, was originally part of a grant made to John Coming and Henry Hughes in 1671-1672. After the death of Coming and his wife, the grant was inherited by Ms. Coming’s nephew, John Harleston, and his decendants. The streets were opened in 1770 and were named for prominent men of the period, in England and the Province. The first golf club in America, established in 1786, held its meetings and annual dinners in its “Club House on Harleston Green.”

The Old Marine Hospital - 20 Franklin Street Circa 1831

A National Historic Landmark, the Old Marine Hospital was designed by Robert Mills, often referred to as the first professionally-trained American architect and a Charleston native. Mills was responsible for the Washington Monument and many public buildings throughout the State and nation. The Marine Hospital was one of the most controversial buildings of Charleston’s antebellum period, viewed by state’s rights advocates as an illustration of the Federal government’s abuse of its powers. Private.

The Old Jail - 21 Magazine Street Circa 1768 (843) 577-5245

Charleston’s first jail was established at this location in 1802. Many notorious inmates have served time within its somber walls. John and Lavinia Fisher and their gang of murderous highwaymen were held here in 1819-1820. Four white men suspected of being involved in the ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Historic District - Harleston Village of Charleston
Guide Location: USA » Charleston
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: The Old Marine Hospital   The Old Jail   Grace Episcopal Church   Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church   College of Charleston   Bethel Methodist Church   Old Bethel United Methodist Church   Cannon Park   Avery Research Center   Colonial Lake   John Rivers Communications Museum   Circa 1886  
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