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Alfred O. Halsey’s Historic Charleston on a Map (1949) locates buildings, sites, and events significant to the peninsular city’s development. Superimposed on a City Engineers Map (1946) drawn by Jos. Needle, the Halsey Map emphasizes Charleston’s evolving waterfront, fortifications, manufacturing complexes, public buildings, and the paths of great fires.

The Halsey Map project is an ongoing research effort that provides narrative information, maps, and images illustrating the notable sites, people, and events selected by A. O. Halsey. The base map used here is from the collections of the South Carolina Historical Society. Reproduction copies of the Halsey Map are available through the Preservation Society’s Shop.



  1. Click on the + icon to zoom in on the map
  2. Use the arrows or your cursor to pan up/down or left/right
  3. Click on the numbered red dots to view detail information about that location
  4. Click on the Points Of Interest on the left
  5. Questions or Comments? Email Us