Charleston Navy Yard Officers’ Quarters National Historic District

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Charleston Navy Yard Officers’ Quarters National Historic District

Charleston, South Carolina

Year Built: 1898-1966

What is its history?

In the 1890s, the area where the District now stands was once Chicora Park, which was an urban retreat that was beautifully designed by the Olmsted Firm. The property was then purchased by the United States Navy in 1901.

What are its challenges?

The Charleston Navy Yard Officers’ Quarters National Historic District is facing danger of destruction of the historical context within the District. The project that is causing this danger will be the construction of forty-two new housing units. The new construction will cause alteration to the landscape and manipulate the historic context of the remaining historic structures.

What it represents:

A locally developed municipal development plan that disregards the overall context of a historic community.