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Title 171 Ashley Avenue (St. Luke's Chapel)
Object Type Property File
Scope & Content Constructed between 1825-1830. The original use of the building was as an arsenal by the Federal government, which continued in operation until the beginning of the Civil War, after which it was taken over by the Confederacy. With the fall of Charleston, the building reverted to Federal forces. Its history from 1879 onward is connected to the educational and benevolent actions led by Dr. Anthony Toomer Porter to educate and protect children orphaned by the War. Also known as St. Timothy's. See also, ASHLEY.167.001.

File contains National Register Registration Form (1996); newspaper articles; draft of text for MUSC display regarding the restoration of the stained glass (Raguin, 1994); rededication program (Feb. 1994); article from "Auctus" re: rededication of St. Luke's Chapel (spring/summer 1994).

File also contains a history of St. Luke's by Raguin Associates (11/28/1993) that includes: photocopies photographs of the stained glass at St. Luke's; excerpts from "Great Glass in American Architecture" by H. Weber Wilson; excerpt from "The Art Worker: A Journal of Design" (Sept. 1878); excerpts from "The History of a Work of Faith and Love in Charleston, South Carolina...Institution Founded by the Rev. A. Toomer Porter"; excerpts from "Led On! Step by Step...An Autobiography by A. Toomer Porter; newspaper articles re: Rev. A. Toomer Porter, Porter's obituary, Porter Academy, and St. Luke's Chapel and its restoration, DYKYC); excerpts from "The Official Roster of SC soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the World War, 1917-18"; excerpts from City of Charleston Yearbooks (1917, 1918, 1919); excerpts from "National Cyclopaedia of American Biography," "Dictionary of American Biography, "Biographical Dictionary of the Confederacy," and "Who Was Who in America" regarding George Alfred Trenholm.
Subjects St. Luke's Chapel (Charleston, S.C.)
Porter Military Academy (Charleston, S.C.)
Search Terms Ashley Avenue
Radcliffeborough and Cannonborough
Physical Description 1 File Folder
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Object ID # ASHLEY.171.001