Kaminski House Museum

Kaminski House Museum (HM195E)

Location: Georgetown, SC 29440 Georgetown County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 22.07', W 79° 17.199'

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a City's Legacy

Overlooking the Sampit River, theKaminski House Museum is pre-Revolutionary War and one of over 60antebellum landmarks in the GeorgetownHistoric District. The house was built byPaul Trapier, a prominent local merchant,concidered to be one of the wealthiestcitizens of the colony. The house istypical of the "single house" constructionof the period, and was constructed to catch the breezes off the river. Thenarrow end of the home faced the streetwith the entry way located midway downone side of the building.
Over the past 200 years, the househas been home to many interestingoccupants, including three of the city'smayors. The house was purchasedby Harold and Julia Kaminski in 1931.Mr. Kaminski served as mayor and wasinstrumental in developing both theCoastal Highway and the Inter-coastalWaterway. The Kaminskis furnishedtheir home with antiques collected by Harold Kaminski's mother, Rose BaumKaminski.

When Julia Kaminski died in 1972, shebequeathed the grounds, house, and itscontents to the city of Georgetown withthe hopes of it being established as a historic house museum. The museum isdedicated to the memory of her husbandand his mother reflecting a unique insightinto the construction and furnishings of a bygone period.
HM NumberHM195E
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: South Carolina Heritage Corridor series
Placed ByHeritage Corridor, National Park Service, Georgetown County South Carolina
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 8:20pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 659396 N 3693377
Decimal Degrees33.36783333, -79.28665000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 22.07', W 79° 17.199'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 22' 4.20" N, 79° 17' 11.94" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-195 Harborwalk, Georgetown SC 29440, US
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