Just a House! Villa Margherita, Charleston, South Carolina

ID: SIA2011-0536

Creator: Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954

Form/Genre: Exterior

Date: c. 1935

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7433, Box 3, Folder: 0536

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Summary

The Villa Margherita is an Italian Renaissance house in Charleston, South Carolina, and was built in 1892 and early 1893 as a private home. Between 1905 and 1953, the house served as a hotel. From 1943 to 1946, the United Seaman's Service leased the hotel and rented rooms to seamen and their families. It later returned to being a private residence. The architect was Frederick P. Dinkelberg.

Subject

  • Dinkelberg, Frederick P 1858-1935
  • United Seamen's Service

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

This image was taken by Ruel P. Tolman, former Director of Smithsonian National Collection of Fine Arts, on a trip to Charleston, South Carolina, and is included in a scrapbook of photographs of Smithsonian staff, grounds and buildings, exhibitions, and Washington, D.C. scenes (Section C).

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7433, Box 3, Folder: 0536

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

c. 1935

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Topic

  • Architecture
  • Buildings

Place

  • Charleston (S.C.)
  • South Carolina

Form/Genre

  • Exterior
  • Photographic print

ID Number

SIA2011-0536

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Sepia; Size: 2.25w x 2.25h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print

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