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St. Philip's Church

St. Philip's Church Review

One of the three churches that gave Church Street its name, this graceful Corinthian-style building is the second one to rise on its site: the first one burned down in 1835 and was rebuilt in 1838. A shell that exploded in the churchyard while services were being held one Sunday during the Civil War didn't deter the minister from finishing his sermon (the congregation gathered elsewhere for the remainder of the war). Notable Charlestonians such as John C. Calhoun are buried in the eastern and western churchyards. If you want to tour the church, call ahead, as open hours depend upon volunteer availability.

Updated: 11-19-2012

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