Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

Winter 1-1978

Description

This aerial photograph shows Hampton Park and the Citadel: Military College of South Carolina.

Hampton Park, named for Confederate General Wade Hampton III, was the site of a race track, a prisoner of war camp, a plantation, and even a trade exposition before it was finally developed as a park in 1906. The bandstand, which can be seen in this photograph, was retained from the trade exposition and moved to it’s present location. By the late 20th century the park had become run-down and a haven for crime. It was redeveloped in the 1980s and has experienced a renaissance as a destination for recreational activities.

Notes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hampton_Park_%28Charleston%29

(accessed 29 Nov 2011)

http://www.charlestonparksconservancy.org/our_parks/view_park/hampton_park/ (accessed 20 February 2012)

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Building Type

Park

Subject Headings

Land use -- Aerial photography in land use; Cities and towns -- Public spaces -- South Carolina -- Charleston; Parks -- South Carolina -- Hampton Plantation State Park;

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

South Carolina

City Name

Charleston

Street Address

30 Mary Murray Drive

Keywords

public spaces, Hampton Park, historic sites, aerial

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