Charleston's Old Exchange Building: A Witness to American History

Charleston's Old Exchange Building: A Witness to American History

by Ruth M. Miller, Ann Taylor Andrus
     
 

The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon in Charleston, South Carolina, is one of the great buildings of Colonial America. Serving as city hall, customs house, post office and prison; as the British Headquarters during the occupation of Charles Towne and then host to a great ball honoring George Washington, the Exchange has been an eyewitness to America's history.

Overview


The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon in Charleston, South Carolina, is one of the great buildings of Colonial America. Serving as city hall, customs house, post office and prison; as the British Headquarters during the occupation of Charles Towne and then host to a great ball honoring George Washington, the Exchange has been an eyewitness to America's history. This stoic building?designated a National Historic Landmark in 1975?has been described as the best example of the dignity and ornament of the traditional English ?exchange-town hall? design of the eighteenth century built in the United States. From within its Great Hall to deep below in the Provost Dungeon, the Exchange has played a vital role in American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596290464
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
4.82(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.33(d)

Meet the Author


Ruth M. Miller is the senior guide and founder of Charleston Strolls, and Ann Andrus is a local historian and tour guide. They are both members of the South Carolina Historical Society and the Preservation Society of Charleston. This is their third book together.

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