Site of the First Public Lending Library in the American Colonies

Site of the First Public Lending Library in the American Colonies (HM2LZ9)

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N 32° 46.88', W 79° 56.104'

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This land, granted 1680 to John Coming, is part of the glebe given in 1698 to the English Church by Mrs. Affra Coming. The provincial library established in 1698 was in St. Philip's Church Parsonage which stood on this site until 1858 when a girls' school, later named Memminger, was built thereon. The property was conveyed to St. Michael's Church in 1797 and by it to the City Board of School Commissioners in 1899.
Placed byThe Historical commission of Charleston, S.C.1955
HM NumberHM2LZ9
Year Placed1955
Placed ByHistorical Commission of Charleston, South Carolina
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Date Added Friday, October 18th, 2019 at 8:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 599728 N 3627547
Decimal Degrees32.78133333, -79.93506667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 46.88', W 79° 56.104'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 46' 52.8" N, 79° 56' 6.24" W
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