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H. A. DeCosta, Jr. papers

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Identifier: AMN 1084
Abstract Herbert A. DeCosta, Jr. (1923-2008) was a renowned African American architect and contractor based in Charleston, South Carolina. While he served as president of the H. A. DeCosta Company, the company worked on the construction and renovations of numerous churches, apartment complexes, schools, and residences, including some of the most architecturally significant houses in Charleston. The DeCosta Company also did much of the renovation and preservation work for Historic Charleston...
Dates: 1854-2009

St. Mark's Episcopal Church records

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Identifier: AMN 1121
Abstract St. Mark's Episcopal Church was organized as an independent parish in 1865 by a group of prominent black Episcopalians who were without a place to worship- since most of the white Episcopalian churches were evacuated in Charleston as a result of the city's occupation by Union Forces. The church's first service was held on Easter Sunday, April 16, 1865. The congregation continued to grow and in 1870 a lot at the corner of Warren and Thomas Streets in historic Radcliffeboro was purchased for...
Dates: 1862-2006

Lillian Ransier Wright papers collection

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Identifier: AMN 1042
Abstract Compilation of the Ransier and Wright family history and contribution to the advancement of African-American community. The collection focuses on the contributions of Alonzo Jacob Ransier in the reconstruction era being a congressman and Lt. Gov. of SC. He was also Lillian Ransier Wright’s father. Lillian Ransier Wright was a graduate of the Avery Normal Institute and was teacher by profession and was involved in St. Mark’s Episcopal Church whereas her husband William G. Wright taught...
Dates: 1924-1995

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African American architects -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
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DeCosta, Herbert A., Sr., 1894-1960 2
H. A. DeCosta Company 2
Avery Normal Institute 1
Burke High School (Charleston, S.C.). Fields-Sims-Wright Vocational Center 1
Caffey family 1