Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

Winter 1-1978

Description

The rectangular plot of land seen in the center of this aerial shot is known as Marion Square. The grounds are home to many monuments as well as the South Carolina State Arsenal, aka the Old Citadel. The tall statue to the middle left of the area is the John C. Calhoun Statue. The monument was originally constructed in 1858 in honor of John Calhoun, the former vice president, senator, and secretary of state. It was however replaced in 1896 due to its poor quality. This 115 foot tall statue now stands looking out over all of the city.

The Old Citadel, which was home to the county offices through much of the twentieth century, was remodeled in the 1990s into a luxury hotel The reuse came at the expense of virtually all of the buildings historic integrity.

Notes

Moore, Margaret H. Complete Charleson: A Guide to the Architecture, History and Gardens of Charleston. (Mt Pleasant: TM Photography, Inc, 1997) pp. 91

http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/charleston/mar.htm

(accessed 5 Dec 2011)

http://www.conservationsolution.com/projects/monuments-sculpture/calhoun-monument/

(accessed 5 Dec 2011)

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This object from the Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, housed by the Rhode Island College Special Collections, and any of its digital surrogates are the intellectual property of Rhode Island College. This digital object is protected by copyright and/or related rights. The digital material presented here is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This content can be used, shared, or adapted for educational and scholarly purposes. For permissions to use this item please contact digitalcommons@ric.edu. All uses must include appropriate attribution.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Subject Headings

Marion Square (Charleston, S.C.); Architecture -- Monuments -- Sculpture -- South Carolina -- Charleston; Statues -- Charleston, S.C. -- John C. Calhoun Statue;

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

South Carolina

City Name

Charleston

Street Address

329 Meeting St.

Keywords

aerial, Marion Square, John C. Calhoun statue, South Carolina, Charleston, downtown

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