Rockville Historic District

Town of Rockville on N bank of Bohicket Creek, Rockville and, South Carolina

Photos 

Joseph LaRoche House

Constructed: ca. 1834

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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Map 

Description 

Rockville, one of Charleston County’s oldest surviving summer resorts (ca. 1824), is important architecturally, agriculturally, militarily and in the areas of transportation and recreation. This summer community’s serene, slow-moving, lifestyle is reflected in its architecture and landscape. Although houses vary in size and degree of architectural importance, nearly all have spacious porches, raised foundations, and large central hallways designed for summer comfort and relaxation. The buildings within Rockville’s Historic District have obvious visual unity. All are well ventilated to take full advantage of sea breezes. Several houses appear to have been year-round residences with architecture adapted for cold weather but still well-ventilated for summer use. The district also includes two churches. Live oaks draped with Spanish moss and palmettos dominate the landscape and add to the quaint atmosphere of the community. Listed in the National Register June 13, 1972. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 13, 1972
Reference number
72001202
Architectural style
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival
Areas of significance
Transportation; Architecture; Social History
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
District
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Camp
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1825-1849
Significant years
ca. 1824; 1860
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 19

Update Log 

  • August 19, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • July 28, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Street View"
  • July 28, 2014: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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