Walterboro Library Society Building, Walterboro, South Carolina
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member mikemtn
N 32° 54.275 W 080° 39.582
17S E 531823 N 3640760
Quick Description: Walterboro Library Society Building
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 8/26/2006 12:51:51 PM
Waymark Code: WMNF1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member deano1943
Views: 17

Long Description:
The Walterboro Library Society Building, constructed in 1820, is significant in the areas of architecture, literature and history. This building has served since 1820 as a center of literary activity for the Colleton County area. At the time of its nomination, the building was noted as being adaptively used as headquarters for the Colleton County Historical Society. The strong influence of the library society was evidenced by the town boundaries being fixed as “3/4 of a mile in every direction from the Walterboro Library” when Walterboro was incorporated in 1826. The library is a small, white, frame Federal style building with a side-gabled roof. The front façade’s Palladian-style door surround contains double, four-paneled doors with four-paned sidelights and a simple entablature capped by a fanlight. The sidelights and fanlight, in addition to the standard windows on either side of the entrance, have green louvered shutters. The small building’s remaining elevations each contain a similar Palladian-style window with green louvered shutters. Listed in the National Register October 14, 1971. more...visit link

Street address:
801 Wichman St.
Walterboro, South Carolina USA


County / Borough / Parish: Colleton County

Year listed: 1971

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event

Periods of significance: 1800-1824, 1825-1849

Historic function: Education

Current function: Civic

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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