55 Ashley Avenue???The Baker House

55 Ashley Avenue???The Baker House (HMYU9)

Location: Charleston, SC 29401 Charleston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 46.661', W 79° 56.551'

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The Baker House was constructed in 1912 as the Baker-Craig Sanitarium. This sixty-bed hospital and nursing school was founded by Dr. Archibald E. Baker Sr. and Dr. Lawrence Craig. The Baker House was designed by John D. Newcomer and Ernest V. Richards, prominent architects of the period. The building is a rare example of early 20th-century Eclectic architecture in Charleston, with Mission Revival and Craftsman design features.

The Baker Hospital relocated in 1981, and in 1983 the building was rehabilitated for residential use. The building is protected under a conservation easement by the Preservation Society.
HM NumberHMYU9
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: Preservation Society of Charleston series
Year Placed1995
Placed ByThe Preservation Society of Charleston
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 4:11am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 599035 N 3627136
Decimal Degrees32.77768333, -79.94251667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 46.661', W 79° 56.551'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 46' 39.66" N, 79° 56' 33.06" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 53 Ashley Ave, Charleston SC 29401, US
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