Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Douxsaint House
original town lots in the Grand Model
of Charles Towne was bought by
Paul Douxsaint, merchant, planter, and
French Huguenot immigrant, in 1725.
The Charleston single house of French
type construction appears to have been
built in the mid 1700ís and is one of
two houses in this block that escaped
the Great Fire of 1775.
The present interior details reflect both
late Georgian and early Federal periods.
Erected by Preservation Society of Charleston.
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Preservation Society of Charleston marker series.
Location. 32° 46.668′ N, 79° 55.758′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street and Chalmers Street, on the right when traveling north on Church Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 132 Church Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Huguenot Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson's Row (within shouting distance of this marker); Bible Depository The Footlight Players Workshop (about 300 feet away); The Grand Lodge of Ancient Freemasons of South Carolina (about 300 feet away); 54 Queen Street (about 300 feet away); William A. Giles (about 300 feet away); The Society of the Cincinnati of the State of South Carolina (about 300 feet away); St. Philip's Church (about 400 feet away); Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry / Solomon's Lodge No. 1 (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
Also see . . .
1. How the City Grew. The "Grand Modell of Charles Town" included the lower peninsula city of Charleston up to present-day Beaufain Street. (Submitted on October 6, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Charleston Single House. The Charleston Single House is the architectural style most associated with Charleston, South Carolina. (Submitted on October 6, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Although this swelling has a plaque denoting its construction by the French Huguenot Paul Douxsaint in about 1726, that structure apparently burned in the fire of 1796. The exterior of the building, with its beaded weatherboarding, nine-over-nine windows with narrow muntins, and dormered hipped roof, follows the molding patterns of the early-Federal period. Most of the interior retains late-eighteenth-century wainscoting and mantels, although several rooms have have late-nineteenth-century alterations. The property retains an original, separated kitchen-laundry dependency at the rear, and brickwork on this structure with dogtooth cornicing relates to the post-Revolutionary period as well. In the nineteenth century Daniel Macaulay, a member of one of Charleston's leading Scottish merchant families, owned and occupied the dwelling. (Source: The Buildings of Charleston: A Guide to the City's Architecture by Jonathan H. Poston (1997) pg 84.)
— Submitted October 6, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
Categories. • Colonial Era •
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