Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Walker, Evans & Cogswell Company

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Location: on East Bay Street at Broad Street, Charleston, SC.
County: Charleston
Coordinates: N 32° 46.601    W 079° 55.617
  32.77668333    -79.92695
Style: Mounted **


Distinguished for achievement as stationers, book binders, and printers. Since its founding in 1824 by John C. Walker, appointed as the lithographers and printers to the Confederate Government in 1861. The company in this building produced stamps, bank notes, bonds, certificates of stock, executive documents, medical publications, and military manuals until 1863. Stock and machinery then were removed for safety to Columbia, and were destroyed when Columbia was burned in 1865. After the war business was resumed in Charleston, and has continued without interruption to the present time.

Approved by the historical commission of Charleston, S.C.