Fort Johnson/Powder Magazine

About 3 mi. SE of Charleston on James Island, Charleston, South Carolina

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Fort Johnson/Powder Magazine, Right Oblique

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

View this photo at nationalregister.sc.gov

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Description 

The structure is possibly of Pre-Revolutionary War construction and was used during the Civil War. The "magazine" is the oldest surviving building at the site of Fort Johnson, and is designated as a National Historic Landmark Site. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS SC-387)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 14, 1972
Reference number
72001197
Areas of significance
Archeology - Non-Aboriginal; Military; Politics/Government
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; D - Information Potential
Property type
Site
Historic function
Fortification
Current function
Research facility
Periods of significance
1700-1749; 1850-1874; 1750-1799
Significant years
1708; 1765; 1861
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing sites: 1

Update Log 

  • August 18, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller

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