Town Clock / Kaminski Building

Town Clock / Kaminski Building (HM4RN)

Location: Georgetown, SC 29440 Georgetown County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 21.924', W 79° 16.933'

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Town Clock: This Greek Revival market and town hall was built in 1842 after a fire destroyed many of the frame buildings on Front Street. An open-air market occupied the first floor and the town hall occupied the second floor; the clock tower and belfry were added in 1845. On February 24, 1865 the town council, meeting here, surrendered Georgetown to officers of the U.S. Navy. The Rice Museum opened in this building during theS.C. Tricentennial in 1970. Kaminski Buildin:. This store, constructed as as a two-story building for Stephen W. Rouquie in 1842, features a cast-iron facade designed by Daniel Badger. In 1869 Heiman Kaminski, who had rented the building since 1867 to house his hardware store, acquired it. Over the next 30 years H. Kaminski and Co. became one of Georgetown's most successful businesses; by 1878 a third story and rear addition were added.The building is now part of the Rice Museum.
HM NumberHM4RN
Historical Period17th Century, 18th Century
Historical PlaceSmall Business
Marker TypeHistoric Building
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Marker Number22-47
Year Placed1997
Placed ByGeorgetown County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 10:05pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] BOB CIMINEL 8/10/16  [2] BOB CIMINEL 8/10/16  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 659812 N 3693114
Decimal Degrees33.36540000, -79.28221667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 21.924', W 79° 16.933'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 21' 55.4400" N, 79° 16' 55.9800" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)843
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 627 Front St, Georgetown SC 29440, US
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