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Title Public Monument Conservation Project
Object Type Inventory
Scope & Content The Public Monument Conservation Project was an inventory of significant statuary and monuments all over the U.S. Works of historical or artistic importance were catalogued into a national database to provide a listing of sculptural heritage. Funded by a grant from the J. Paul Getty Trust and coordinated by the National Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Property and the American Association for State and Local History, the project included an assessment of the physical condition of each monument; a description of its appearance and composition (including photographs when possible); an explanation of the monument's significance; and as much background information on each monument as could be discovered. The City of Charleston's Department of Parks was the agency responsible for carrying out the project in Charleston.

Files are arranged by location of the monument/statue as follows:

WHITE POINT GARDENS
USS Hobson Memorial (Hobson Monument)
USS Amberjack Memorial
Hunley Fountain
Monument to the Defenders of Fort Moultrie (Jasper Monument)
Monument to William Gilmore Simms (Simms Bust, Simms Monument)
Monument to the Confederate Defenders of Charleston (Fort Sumter Monument)

GIBBES MUSEUM
Nymph (by Guarnerio)
Lotus (by Loppnow)
Knaefiel-Ackyad (1984, by Abdell)
Ackyard-Knaefiel (1985, by Abdell)

MARION SQUARE
Memorial to Wade Hampton (Hampton Obelisk)
Shaft to John C. Calhoun (Calhoun Monument)

WASHINGTON SQUARE
Shaft to the Washington Light Infantry (Washington Light Infantry Monument)
The Timrod Memorial (Timrod Bust)
Memorial to Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson
Memorial Marker to Captain John Christie
Memorial Arch to Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard (Beauregard Monument)
Salvadore Monument
The Little Dancers (The Little Angels)

WATERFRONT PARK
Vendue Plaza Fountain
The Pineapple Fountain

MISCELLANEOUS SITES
L. Mendel Rivers Memorial (County Courthouse, west side)
Murray Boulevard Monument (Murray Boulevard & Rutledge Avenue)
The Fountain at Wragg Mall (Wragg Plaza)

Also contains information added by HCF staff apart from the Survey, including:

Very scant information, added in 2001 and not documented, on various plaques in Charleston and on the Holocaust Memorial and Siege of Charleston Monument

Evening Post photo and caption (date not provided) on monument to Sallie F. Chapin, first president of the SC Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), which had been near Meeting Street on Calhoun Street

Statue of Major General William Moultrie (White Points Gardens), unveiled June 2007

Newspaper articles about the relocation of the William Pitt Statue
Subjects Public sculpture
Monuments
Statues
White Point Garden (Charleston, S.C.)
Gibbes Museum of Art (Charleston, S.C.)
Washington Square Park (Charleston, S.C.)
Marion Square (Charleston, S.C.)
Memorials
Waterfront Park (Charleston, S.C.)
Fountains
Plaques
Calhoun Monument (Charleston, S.C.)
Search Terms Murray Boulevard
Wragg Square/Wragg Street/Aiken's Row
Physical Description 1 Document Box
Date(s) of Accumulation 1987-2001
Date(s) of Creation 1987
Object ID # 2007.001.01