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Poyas-Mordecai House

A Private Residence

 

c. 1788

 
Poyas-Mordecai House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, February 12, 2010
1. Poyas-Mordecai House Marker
Inscription. Dr. Jean Ernest Poyas built this classic Charleston single house in elegant Adamesque style of architecture. It was purchased in 1837 by Moses Cohen Mordecai, an important historic figure, who added the piazzas and connected the main house to the kitchen house.

Mr. Mordecai, originally opposed to secession, became a blockade runner in support of the Confederacy and lost his entire fortune. Forced to flee to Baltimore after the war, he was again very successful in business. In 1870 Mr. Mordecai, at his own expense, brought home the bodies of South Carolina soldiers who fell at Gettysburg.
 
Erected by Preservation Society of Charleston.
 
Location. 32° 46.53′ N, 79° 55.86′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Meeting Street 0.1 miles south of Broad Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 69 Meeting Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The South Carolina Society (a few steps from this marker); John Cordes Prioleau House (within shouting distance of this marker); James Francis Byrnes (within
Poyas-Mordecai House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, February 12, 2010
2. Poyas-Mordecai House
shouting distance of this marker); St. Michael's Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Branford-Horry House (within shouting distance of this marker); St Michael's Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Judge Robert Pringle House (about 300 feet away); Major General Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Civil
 
Poyas-Mordecai House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, February 12, 2010
3. Poyas-Mordecai House
Poyas-Mordecai House and Marker (L) at 69 Meeting Street, Charleston image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
4. Poyas-Mordecai House and Marker (L) at 69 Meeting Street, Charleston
Poyas-Mordecai House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, February 12, 2010
5. Poyas-Mordecai House
Private garden in front of the house.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,270 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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