Tabby Seawall Remnants

Tabby Seawall Remnants (HMWJP)

Location: Charleston, SC 29401 Charleston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 46.332', W 79° 56.215'

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18 - 22 Limehouse Street

A network of seawalls constructed of tabby, a locally made mixture of crushed oyster shells, sand and lime based mortar, was constructed in the 18th and 19th century along the Charleston waterfront.
This system of seawalls was constructed to protect residents from flooding which was common prior to the extension of the Battery and Murray Boulevard in the early 20th century. The Murray Boulevard land reclamation effort led to the filling of 47 acres of marshes for the extension of the neighborhoods to the south and west of Limehouse Street.
One remaining seawall, now landbound by several blocks, can be seen at this point on Limehouse Street as it runs east to Greenhill Street. Other seawall fragments remain in the neighborhood, but are not visible from the street.
Year Placed1996
Placed ByThe Preservation Society of Charleston
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 10:55am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 599565 N 3626533
Decimal Degrees32.77220000, -79.93691667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 46.332', W 79° 56.215'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 46' 19.92" N, 79° 56' 12.90" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 24 Limehouse St, Charleston SC 29401, US
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