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

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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.
ISBN: 9781596290464
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: South Carolina
Series: Landmarks
Images: 38
Pages: 104
Dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.375 (h)
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.