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Title 1 Charlotte Street (Charleston Gas Light Company)
Object Type Property File
Scope & Content Constructed ca. 1855. Located at the east end of Charlotte Street, this 1-story, gable-roofed brick building and a 2-story, similarly styled structure, both surrounded by a brick wall, are the remains of South Carolina's earliest public utility complex, and the forerunner of what is now SCE&G. This plant supplied Charleston houses with gas in the antebellum period; the structures are still owned by the power company and house electric generating facilities. Flemish bond brick work and blind arches are architectural distinctions in this otherwise plain industrial complex. A/k/a Charleston Gas Works.

File contains scant research notes (chain-of-title); history from Information for Guides of Historic Charleston; 1991 letter from SCE&G regarding the demolition of the powerhouse at 642 Meeting Street and restoration of historic Gas Works property; photocopy of early photograph of the Gas Works building; .
Subjects Historic buildings--South Carolina--Charleston
Public utilities
Search Terms Charlotte Street
Mazyckborough and Wraggborough
Physical Description 1 File Folder
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Object ID # CHARLOTTE.001.01