Historic Markers

Since 1959, the Preservation Society’s Historic Markers Program has offered the general public opportunity to learn about Charleston’s significant buildings, structures, and objects, as well as outstanding events and people involved in local, state, and/or national history.

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Historic Markers Overview

Since 1959, the Preservation Society of Charleston has erected over 100 historic markers in Charleston’s Old and Historic District. The program began when the Preservation Society was asked by the Charleston Historical Commission, a city-sponsored organization responsible for the marking of important public facilities, to assist in recognizing noteworthy private residences by erecting historic markers. The purpose of the markers was to “inform walking tourists and Charlestonians alike as to the historical background of the city.”

One of the first historic markers erected by the Preservation Society was at 27 King Street, the family home of Miss Susan Pringle Frost, the Society’s founder.

Examples of Markers