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Charleston Navy Yard Historic District



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Location: 1975 North Hobson Avenue, North Charleston, SC
County: Charleston
Coordinates: N 32° 51.723    W 079° 58.111
  32.86205    -79.96851666
 



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The Charleston Navy Yard Historic District contains 57 contributing structures and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. Construction of the Navy Yard began in 1901 as a response to the emergence of the United States as a world power. The growth of America's overseas military presence required an expanded and modernized navy. As it expanded, the Charleston Navy Yard became one of the most significant American naval installations in the first half of the twentieth century. The district contains industrial buildings, administrative buildings, support structures and storage facilities. Buildings in the district reflected national naval construction design trends ranging from 1900 to 1945: (1) Neo-Classical style (circa 1903 to 1910; (2) Moderne industrial form (1910s to the end of World War I); (3) the construction of federal works projects (between the World Wars); and (4) the mostly utilitarian form prevalent from the emergency period (late 1930s through the end of World War II).
Source: National Register of Historic Places nomination: Charleston Navy Yard Historic District (listed in 2006)

Erected 2013 by City of North Charleston, Preservation Society of Charleston.