HAMPTON PARK TERRACE
Homes in Hampton Park Terrace Historic District were primarily built between 1912 and 1925, and for the most part, the homes have setbacks from both the street and their neighbors allowing for landscaped front yards and backyards and elbow room in between. The neighborhood architecture includes versions of Prairie, Foursquare, Colonial Revival, Craftsman, and Bungalow styles, a departure form the "crowded" downtown area.
The neighborhood was, at the time, on the very edge of developed Charleston, the land upon which the neighborhood is built was rural land until approximately 1900. At first, skeptics claimed that the development would fail, but within a month of the start of selling lots, more than 100 of the 251 original lots had been sold. The development was amid truck farming sites, but it benefitted from its location near the Ashley River and Hampton Park. A newspaper account at the time predicted that its success would start a move to suburban living in Charleston instead of in the lower peninsula because of these advantages: "No more desirable location for a home could be imagined, close to the river, away from the noise and bustle of the city, on the Rutledge avenue [trolley] car line and close to the King street car line and bordering Hampton Park."
The neighborhood is generally bound by Hampton Park on the north, The Citadel on the west, Rutledge Avenue on the east, and Congress on the south.
Neighborhood highlights include Hampton Park — one of the City of Charleston's largest parks — a favorite of walkers, runners, organized football and frisbee games, weddings, and picnickers to name a few. Residents can walk to the Charleston RiverDogs minor league baseball team at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park or the Citadel Bulldogs football team nearby. Casual restaurants and bars are also short five- to ten-minute walks away.
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