College of Charleston

Also known as: College of Charleston Complex:Main Building,Library, and Gat
Glebe, George, St. Philip, and Green Sts., Charleston, South Carolina


College of Charleston

1. Historic American Buildings Survey, C.O. Greene, Photographer March 27, 1940 DETAIL OF PORTICO, SOUTH ENTRANCE.

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Street Views 


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. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 11, 1971

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 11, 1971
Reference number
Architectural styles
Early Republic; Other architectural type; Roman Revival
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Current function
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1825-1849
Significant years
1827; 1856
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3

Update Log 

  • July 14, 2014: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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